- Number 298 |
- October 26, 2009
$3 million injected into California carbon sequestration project
A geomodel of the Southwestern
U.S. region that includes
wave propagation modeling.
DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has received $3 million in
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars to capture and
transport 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from San Francisco Bay
Area power plants and inject it more than two miles underground.
Laboratory researchers will collaborate with Lawrence Berkeley and C6 Resources, a Shell Oil Company affiliate, on the carbon sequestration project. The goal of the LLNL project is to capture carbon dioxide at its source, preferably coal burning power plants, and transport it via a pipeline to the Central Valley where it will be injected two miles underground into a saline formation. LLNL will address the risk elements of the project including assessing seismic hazards in the area and from there, build a regional geological model.
[Anne Stark, 925.422.9799,