Last week, DOE Secretary Steven Chu announced that the United States will invest $408 million in federal funds towards two carbon capture and storage projects. Basin Electric Power Cooperative was given $100 million in funding for its project with Powerspan and Burns & McDonnell. The project would capture and store carbon dioxide from Basin’s Antelope Valley Station.
Hydrogen Energy International LLC, a joint venture owned by BP Alternative Energy and Rio Tinto, will receive $308 million in funding for its project in California. They will design and build an IGCC facility in Kern County, California, which is expected to capture more than 2 million tons of CO2 per year.