A Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored carbon dioxide storage project has begun in southwestern Virginia. The test will store 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide in unmineable coal seams in Russell County, Virginia. The DOE has funded $4.4 million of the $5.5 million that the project will cost. Results of the test are expected by January, with the hope that they can then move to larger testing that could see 100,000 tons of CO2 stored in the coal seam.