DOE Commits $2.25 Billion to Carbon Storage

Funding for validation and testing provided by infrastructure bill.

The Department of Energy announced last week that $2.25 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill will be allocated to carbon-capturing projects in the United States. The aim of carbon-capturing is to take carbon dioxide from the air and store it in holding facilities underground. Though carbon capture technology already exists, this funding will be used over the next five years to further develop carbon capture storage, making it more effective and practical.

“We’re likely to see a lot of opportunities for transitioning fossil fuel companies and fossil fuel workers in this space because a lot of the same types of skill sets are quite similar,” said Emily Grubert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Carbon Management. “The goal here is that at the end of the day, you do actually have commercially available facilities for storage.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials at the Department of Energy as they seek to reduce atmospheric carbon. 
  • For U.S. energy officials as they support research for carbon capture.
  • For the president’s administration as they implement policies and programs regarding emissions.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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