Mines awarded $1.6M from DOE for carbon sequestration research

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Mines awarded $1.6M from DOE for carbon sequestration research

GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 7, 2009 – Colorado School of Mines is one of 19 recipients slated to receive a share of $27.6 million the U.S. Department of Energy recently allocated for research aimed at enhancing the capability to simulate, track and evaluate potential risks of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations.

Mines researchers, led by Petroleum Engineering Professor Yu-Shu Wu, will develop an advanced modeling tool for investigation of carbon dioxide geosequestration in brine aquifers. Mines’ DOE grant totals $1.6 million. Matching funds totaling $400,000 will come from Computer Modeling Group, Ltd.

For the full list of recipients and more information, see the DOE’s full release.

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Contact:

Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications / 303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu


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