Late last week, DOE Secretary Steven Chu announced funding for 12 carbon capture and storage projects from the stimulus package. The 12 projects were awarded $21.6 million from the stimulus package and an additional $22.5 million in private investment will help with the first phase of the projects. The 12 projects will take place in Washington, Texas, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Connecticut and Utah. The most promising of the 12 projects will receive portions of the remaining $1.4 billion in funding for design, construction and operation for the technology.