DOE sets greenhouse gas research projects

The U.S. Department of Energy will help fund 12 research projects for the inexpensive capture and permanent disposal of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Energy Sec. Federico Peña said the projects will seek practical, affordable methods to prevent carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from building up in the atmosphere. Peña called for proposals last fall, and 62 were submitted. Each of the 12 selected will receive about $50,000 initally. If they are expanded, they could receive up to $1.5 million each. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, will study the capture of CO2 by microalgae supported on artificial reefs. The reefs are made wit...

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