42 U.S. Code § 17251 - Carbon capture
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(a) Program establishment
(1) In general
The Secretary shall carry out a program to demonstrate technologies for the large-scale capture of carbon dioxide from industrial sources. In making awards under this program, the Secretary shall select, as appropriate, a diversity of capture technologies to address the need to capture carbon dioxide from a range of industrial sources.
(2) Scope of award
Awards under this section shall be only for the portion of the project that—
(A) carries out the large-scale capture (including purification and compression) of carbon dioxide from industrial sources;
(3) Preferences for award
To ensure reduced carbon dioxide emissions, the Secretary shall take necessary actions to provide for the integration of the program under this paragraph with the large-scale carbon dioxide sequestration tests described in section 16293 (c)(3) of this title. These actions should not delay implementation of these tests. The Secretary shall give priority consideration to projects with the following characteristics:
Projects that will capture a high percentage of the carbon dioxide in the treated stream and large volumes of carbon dioxide as determined by the Secretary.
Projects that capture carbon dioxide from industrial sources that are near suitable geological reservoirs and could continue sequestration including—
(i) a field testing validation activity under section 16293 of this title; or
For projects that generate carbon dioxide that is to be sequestered, the carbon dioxide stream shall be of a sufficient purity level to allow for safe transport and sequestration.
The cost-sharing requirements of section 16352 of this title for research and development projects shall apply to this section.
Source(Pub. L. 110–140, title VII, § 703,Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1708.)