The test center is funded with $15 million in startup costs provided by the Wyoming State Legislature and financial contributions and partnerships from the utility and industries. Wyoming’s aim, which it achieved last year, was to build the largest carbon capture research facility in the country and foster the growth of a constrained industry that could help coal survive in a carbon sensitive world.
The Carbon XPrize finalist Carbon Capture Machine is in the third round of the competition. Winners will be announced in spring of 2020. (Source: Carbon Capture Machine, Casper Star Tribune, 15 Sept., 2018)
Contact: Carbon Capture Machine, The University of Aberdeen, www.abdn.ac.uk/ccm-carbon-Carbon xprize; Carbon Xprize, www.carbon.xprize.org
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For the project, UW, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC), and other partners aim to demonstrate that over 50 million metric tons of CO2 could be stored underground near Basin Electric's 385-mw Dry Fork Station near Gillette.
The grant for the project comes from the DOE's Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, which seeks to help mitigate CO2 emissions from consumption of fossil fuels.
(Source: University of Wyoming, 25 May, 2018) Contact: University of Wyoming, Carbon Management Institute , Scott Quillinan, Project Manager,
(307) 766-1121, www.uwyo.edu; Basin Electric Power, Paul Sukut, CEO, Matt Greek, Snr. VP Technology R&D, (701) 223-0441, www.basinelectric.com;
DOE Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise , www.instrumentl.com/grants/carbon-storage-assurance-facility-enterprise-carbonsafe-storage-complex-facility
DOE CarbonSAFE details, www.ieaghg.org/docs/General_Docs/Publications/Information_Papers/2017-IP47.pdf
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The 150 MW wind farm is located four miles north of Tioga, and is channeling electricity to Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck, which supplies power to Williams, Mountrail and Burke counties.
The project, which was developed by Kansas-based Trade Wind Energy, is now owned by Andover, Massachusetts-based Enel Green Power North America.
(Source: Enel Green Power, Williston Herald, 5 May, 2017)
Contact: Basin Electric Power, Paul Sukut, CEO, (701) 223-0441, www.basinelectric.com; Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
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The UW projects are a pre-feasibility assessment for CCS at the Rock Springs Uplift geological formation in southwest Wyoming, and a study of CO2 capture, transportation and storage opportunities at Basin Electric Power Co-op Dry Fork Power Station near Gillette. The Rock Springs Uplift was previously identified as an ideal location for storage of more than 50 million metric tons of CO2.
The new project will build upon that research by looking at the potential to capture and store CO2 from PacifiCorp's nearby Jim Bridger Power Station, Wyoming's largest emitter of anthropogenic CO2.
(Source: US DOE, University of Wyoming, 30 Nov., 2016) Contact: Univ. of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute, Kipp Coddington, Dir., 307-766-6731, email@example.com, www.uwyo.edu;
U.S. DOE Office of Fossil Energy, energy.gov/fe/office-fossil-energy
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