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The U.S. Department of Energy has reported that a carbon capture and sequestration demonstration in Illinois has stored one million metric tons of
carbon dioxide in a deep saline formation.
The demonstration, known as the Il-
linois Basin-Decatur Project, is operated
by the Midwest Geological Sequestration
Consortium, with funding from the DOE.
Carbon dioxide is captured from an
ethanol-production facility operated by
the Archer Daniels Midland Co. in Decatur, Ill. The gas is compressed before
traveling across a mile-long pipeline and
injected approximately 7,000 feet below
the surface into the Mount Simon Sandstone formation.
Partners include Gallagher Drilling Co.
and Schlumberger Carbon Services.
The injection test began in November
2011 and has performed better than
expected, sustaining pressure increases
well below regulatory limits, the DOE said.
Over the course of 100 years, the injected
carbon dioxide is projected to remain hundreds of feet below a 300-foot-thick shale
formation that will act as a seal and inhibit
upward migration of the CO2.
The project is part of the development phase of the Energy Department’s
Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships initiative, which is helping develop
and deploy carbon capture and storage
technologies across the country.
The Midwest Geological Sequestration
Consortium, led by the Illinois State Geological Survey, is evaluating CCS options
for the 60,000-square-mile Illinois Basin,
which underlies most of Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and western Kentucky. ME
TO FOCUS ON
The Department of Energy and a consortium of 122 companies, nonprofit
groups, and universities led by
the University of Tennessee-Knoxville will invest more than
$250 million to launch a Manufacturing Innovation Institute
for Advanced Composites in the
The federal government will
provide $70 million, and the
balance of funding—more than
$180 million—will come from
It is the fifth institute under
the National Network for Manufacturing Innova-
CARBON CAPTURE TEST
PASSES MILLION-TON MARK
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