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Carbon Transport & Storage Program

Program Overview:

CS Factsheet
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Since 1997, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Storage Program has significantly advanced the carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) knowledge base and the development and validation of CCUS technologies through a diverse portfolio of applied research projects, including:

  • Industry cost-shared technology development projects.
  • University research grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Collaborative work with other National Laboratories.
  • Research conducted in-house through the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Research and Innovation Center (RIC).



Program Areas:

Field Projects

The field projects carried out under the Carbon Storage Program test the diverse and emerging storage techniques and technologies developed by the research work done in the program..


Technology Development

Technology development focuses on the carbon dioxide-centric aspects of onshore and offshore storage, such as the development of technologies that can improve wellbore integrity, increase reservoir storage efficiency, improve management of reservoir pressure, confirm permanent storage, and identify and mitigate the potential release of CO2 from all types of storage complexes. 


Program Support

Strategic Program Support activities contribute to an integrated approach, helping to ensure CCUS technologies are cost-effective and commercially available.


Explore the Site

Carbon Storage Project Portfolio

Folder Icon The project portfolio provides an informative overview of the current, recently completed, and archived projects supported by the NETL Carbon Storage Program

Learn More / FAQ's

Project ButtonView the FAQ Section for more information about the role the Carbon Storage Program plays in the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and storage (CCUS) complex


InfographicsThe Infographics provide a general overview of program highlights of the Carbon Storage Program and associated projects in a shareable format.

Conference Proceedings

Events ButtonThe historical proceedings of NETL’s annual Project Review Meeting including the carbon capture, utilization, and storage, and oil and gas presentations.


Publications ButtonLinks to Carbon Storage Program documents, published models, maps, and reference materials.

Worldwide CCS Database

GlobeThe NETL Carbon Capture and Storage Database includes information on active, proposed, and historic CCUS projects worldwide.
NETL implements this effort as part of DOE’s Clean Coal and Carbon Management Program.
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