Federal Grant Goes to Carbon Capture Research at the University of Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it’s giving the University of Kentucky a $14 million grant earmarked for coal technology research. Carbon capture and sequestration is a process by which carbon dioxide is removed from power plant emissions, then injected deep underground. It’s controversial because it’s very costly and many of the available […]

Carbon Capture Tech Makes Progress, But Enough?

Today (TUESDAY), the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a mark-up session on the Senate climate change bill. Its passage is still uncertain at the moment, but one provision aims to establish widespread, commercial-scale carbon dioxide capture and storage from coal-fired power plants. The technology isn’t entirely out of the laboratory yet, but researchers and industry partners in the Ohio River Valley are working to get it there—regardless of what happens on Capitol Hill. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland Gourlay has the second of our two-part series.

Planned Battery Plant Will Face Tech Hurdles

Backers of a proposed lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant slated to be built in Glendale, Kentucky are hoping the U.S. Department of Energy will approve the application for funding they’ve just submitted. If granted, those funds could result in the nation’s first large-scale vehicle battery plant. But getting the funding is only clearing the first hurdle.