Permanence and Safety of CCS

How is the Federal Government supporting the deployment of CCS technologies?

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A total of five Best Practices Manuals were revised in 2017.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched its Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Program in 1997. Consistent with Administration and Congressional priorities, CCS continues to be a key element of DOE’s research and development (R&D) portfolio.

The Carbon Storage Program is implemented by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The mission of the Carbon Storage Program is to develop technologies, for commercial readiness beginning in 2025, that ensure safe, secure, efficient, and affordable carbon dioxide (CO2) injection and containment in storage complexes in diverse geologic settings.

Lessons learned from developing and field testing these technologies are documented in a series of Best Practice Manuals (BPMs).


Myth: Little is being done by the Federal government to advance CCS technologies.
Reality: DOE has had an extensive CCS research program underway for more than two decades. There is considerable cost-share from private entities as well.