Environmentalists Fault EOR Shift In DOE Carbon Removal Funds Guide

January 3, 2023
Environmentalists are faulting what they say is a policy reversal in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recent funding announcement for direct air capture (DAC) projects, arguing the stance makes the technology “more contentious than it otherwise may be” because grants could go to projects tied to enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The concern comes in the wake of a Dec. 13 funding opportunity that sets up the process for awarding an initial $1.236 billion toward regional DAC infrastructure “hubs” aimed at...

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