Tuesday, September 09, 2003

News Summary

Well, "news summary" is a bit ambitious a title, I am back at school and have too much to do. I want to get back in the habit of using this site to track my research.

In the meantime, here are some random carbon sequestration news from the DOE Carbon Sequestration Newsletter:

DOE names regional partnerships

Japan’s geologic sequestration field test. An experiment to store captured CO2 1,100 meters underground is underway in Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture. The five-year experiment, conducted at the Iwanohara oil storage site of Teikoku Oil Co., is led by the Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth, a Kyoto-based foundation. The experiment involves injecting about 20 tons of CO2 a day into onshore and offshore aquifers through wells, while monitoring the movement of CO2 through three observation wells. The plan is to inject 10,000 tons of CO2 over 18 months. “Experiment under way to store CO2 1,100 meters,” Japan Economic Newswire, August 7.