June 10, 2002
The U.S. Department of Energy is using the findings from theAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)(New York) review of 22 current research projects on carbon sequestration to direct government research on the capture and containment of greenhouse gases, including CO 2. In February, at DOE's request, ASME's Center for Research and Technology Development (CRTD) conducted a technical program review of DOE's carbon sequestration research projects. The review request to ASME followed DOE's Office of Fossil Energy publishing of the Carbon Sequestration Technology Road-map: Pathways to Sustainable Use of Fossil Energy. This 22-page document, prepared by the National Energy Technology Lab and published in January, sets out the government's three strategies for reducing greenhouse gases: energy efficiency, low-carbon fuels, and carbon sequestration — the removal and permanent storage of CO2.