DOE-sponsored project shows huge potential for carbon storage in Wyoming; potential for lithium recovery to offset cost

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The Wyoming Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study. This is equal to 250 to 300 years’ worth of CO 2 emissions produced by the Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants and other large regional anthropogenic CO 2 sources at current emission levels.

DOE-sponsored drilling projects demonstrate significant CO2 storage at three sites

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Evaluation-related test drilling at geologic sites in three states that could store a combined 64 million metric tons of CO 2 emissions—an important component of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology development—has been completed in projects supported by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Rock Springs Uplift: Led by the University of Wyoming’s Carbon Management Institute, the project team—including industry partners Baker Hughes, Geokinectics Inc.;

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EIA releases report on CO2 emissions by state; California led in 2010 with transportation-sector emissions

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In terms of per capita emissions, the top emitter was Wyoming (118.5 For feedstock application, carbon stored in products such as plastics are not included in reported emissions for the states where they are produced. In 2010 the top 3 states included: Wyoming (1,886 mt CO 2 / million dollars of GDP), West Virginia (1,767 mt CO 2 / million dollars of GDP), and North Dakota (1,681 mt CO 2 / million dollars of GDP). Energy-related CO 2 emissions buy state, 2010. Source: EIA.

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MSU moves forward with DOE-backed CO2 storage project in northern Montana

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The team includes four other universities, three national laboratories and five private sector companies and has experience with carbon storage projects in Washington, Wyoming, Canada, Illinois, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and internationally.

DOE Regional Partnership Initiates CO2 Injection in Lignite Coal Seam

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The seven partnerships form a national network that is investigating the best approaches for capturing and permanently storing CO 2. In addition to evaluating the lignite seam’s CO2 storage potential, the enhancement to coalbed methane extraction will also be evaluated. The results of the PCOR Partnership’s Phase I characterization activities indicated that the region’s low-rank coal seams have the capacity to store up to 8 billion tons of CO 2.

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DOE Selects 15 Projects Aimed at Secure CO2 Underground Storage

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The US Department of Energy has selected 15 projects to develop technologies aimed at safely and economically storing carbon dioxide in geologic formations. University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyo.) - Researchers will study the storage of supercritical CO 2 and co-contaminants in deep saline formations of Wyoming. Funded with $21.3

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DOE Selects 19 Projects to Monitor and Evaluate Geologic CO2 Storage

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In order for low-cost electricity from coal-fired power plants to remain available, the DOE said, economical methods for capturing and storing the greenhouse gas emissions from these plants must be developed. Assess the risks associated with the placement of the CO 2 in geologic formations and the potential release of CO 2 from these formations after it is stored. University of Wyoming , Laramie, Wyo.

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