Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Texas CCUS Project Officially Underway

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith attended last week's dedication ceremony at the Air Products and Chemicals hydrogen production facilities in Port Arthur, Texas. Supported by a $284 million Energy Department investment, the company has successfully begun capturing carbon dioxide from industrial operations and is now using that carbon for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and securely storing it underground. This first-of-a-kind, breakthrough project advances carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies and demonstrates the potential to safely secure carbon dioxide pollution underground while providing an economic benefit and increasing our energy security. Read more

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