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enhanced water recovery projects

$7M for Enhanced Water Recovery Projects

Five projects that aim to use salty water from carbon dioxide storage sites to produce fresh water have been selected by the Department of Energy to receive more than $7 million in funding. These projects will develop and validate strategies to manage pressure and the flow of CO2 in saline … Read more »

DOE Funds Carbon Capture Projects

The US Department of Energy has selected 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for safe and permanent geologic carbon capture and storage. The total value of the projects is about $17.6 million over three years, with $13.8 million of DOE funding and $3.8 million of non-federal cost sharing. The … Read more »

Fracking Uses Less Water Than Coal Plants, Study Says

Transitioning from coal to natural gas in Texas for electricity generation is saving water and making the state less vulnerable to drought, according to a University of Texas at Austin study published this month in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Even though exploration for natural gas through hydraulic fracturing requires … Read more »

Fracking Water Use Outpaces Industry Estimates

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in drought-stricken South Texas used more than 14 billion gallons of water last year, the San Antonio Express-News reports. The number is far greater than estimates of what the Eagle Ford Shale oil field might use in the next decade. A study from the University of … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Ketchum, EPA, Heumann, Shorenstein

Here’s the latest news on hirings and promotions among environmental leaders. Ketchum: The public relations agency has appointed Julie Ferriot to the newly created position of global director of Ketchum Social Responsibility. Ferriot’s previous role was vice president and management supervisor in the corporate practice of Ketchum West’s San Francisco … Read more »

Water ‘Directly Responsible’ for 12.6% of US Energy Use

Over 12 percent of US energy use is directly related to water consumption, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin. In Evaluating the energy consumed for water use in the United States slightly more than 46 quads of energy, or just under half of US energy consumption, … Read more »