Media Coverage


2023 Media Coverage

US Energy Department awards $20M to jumpstart carbon capture projects in Kern County

August 17, 2023

The Department of Energy last week awarded nearly $20 million to carbon capture projects in Kern County as local officials aim to turn the southern San Joaquin Valley into a hub for the burgeoning industry.

The funding, announced on Friday, will help plan three projects near Taft – in the heart of California’s oil country.

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Feds set aside $20.6 million for carbon management work in Kern

August 11, 2023

The Biden administration stoked Kern’s grandest economic ambitions Friday by announcing up to $20.6 million in taxpayer money toward possibly establishing a carbon management hub near the county’s western edge — but stopped short of naming the region one of four national centers for such work.

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Carbon TerraVault’s California DAC Hub Consortium Selected for U.S. DOE Funding to Bring Direct Air Capture and Storage to the Golden State

August 11, 2023

Carbon TerraVault Holdings, LLC (CTV), a subsidiary of California Resources Corporation , today announced that the California Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hub has been selected to receive $11.8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under its Regional DAC Hubs Initiative related to the proposed development of California’s first full-scale DAC plus storage (DAC+S) network of regional hubs.

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Kern County In Depth: Carbon capture technologies to Kern County

March 6, 2023

On this program, bringing carbon capture to Kern County. The scientific consensus is: In order to avoid the irreversible effects of climate change, a collective and concerted global effort must be made to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions in our atmosphere.

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