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