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Scientists at the were among the winners in the announced on Tuesday.

The South Carolina Research Foundation in Columbia, S.C., received $5 million for a project focused on carbon dioxide storage.

The grant reads as follows:

"Geologic Characterization of the South Georgia Rift Basin for Source Proximal CO2 Storage.

“South Carolina Research Foundation will evaluate the feasibility of CCS in the Jurassic/Triassic saline formations of the Mesozoic South Georgia Rift. Characterization will include expanded seismic acquisition; traditional coring; 200 sidewall cores; and collection of porosity and permeability data.

“This project will benefit local industry by enhancing the scientific understanding of geologic formations within the proximity of the industrial sources of CO2 emissions located in the region.”

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