Monday, June 15, 2009

Clean-coal test is a go in Ohio- and it will be in Greenville, OH

From the Columbus Dispatch - this large-scale CO2 project was announced to the public May 6, 2007 and Battelle was already the question is, when did that deal really begin?

Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio
announces Large Scale CO2 Project for Darke County

Clean-coal test is a go in Ohio
Feds' $61.1 million will pay to pump CO{-2} underground
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 3:15 AM

WASHINGTON -- The federal government said yesterday that it will spend $61.1 million for a clean-coal project in Ohio, a major step in deciding whether it is commercially feasible to burn Midwest coal without emitting the carbon dioxide thought to cause global warming.

The money will be funneled to a demonstration project in the Mount Simon Sandstone formation in Darke County in western Ohio.

About 1 million tons of carbon dioxide from an ethanol facility will be injected 3,000 feet into the sandstone formation.

Proponents contend that the process, known as carbon sequestration, is crucial for the future of Ohio coal. If electric utility plants can burn coal without causing global warming, it would provide a major boost to Ohio's coal industry.

Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, said in a statement that "this award is a vitally important step forward in our nation's commitment to crafting a comprehensive solution to climate change."

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