4 companies jointly propose $8B green energy initiative for LA area; Wyoming wind, Utah storage, transmission

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The project would require construction of one of America’s largest wind farms in Wyoming, one of the world’s biggest energy storage facilities (compressed air energy storage, CAES) in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. The four caverns combined would store the energy equivalent of 60,000 megawatt-hours of electricity.

UW researchers discover major lithium resource in Wyoming; potential integrated brine production/CO2 storage system

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Researchers at the University of Wyoming Carbon Management Institute (CMI) discovered a major new lithium resource near Rock Springs during a geological carbon dioxide storage site characterization project sponsored by the US Department of Energy. We’re excited about this discovery and the prospect of creating a completely new industry in Wyoming.


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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. The results could also lay the groundwork for a future large-scale carbon capture and storage project in Wyoming.

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DKRW Advanced Fuels secures EPC contract with Sinopec Engineering for Medicine Bow coal-to-liquids project in Wyoming

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Using bituminous coal from southern Wyoming, the Medicine Bow facility will produce 11,600 barrels per day of very low sulfur gasoline using GE gasification technology and methanol?to?gasoline key engineering, procurement and construction services for the DKRW industrial gasification and liquefaction facility located at Medicine Bow in Carbon County, Wyoming.

Tesla’s war against direct sales wages on with big win in Virginia


Holcomb decided to grant Tesla permission to open the stores based on public opinion. Prominent officials and members of the general public expressed support for Tesla stores in the regions of Charlottesville, Arlington, and Norfolk.

Octillion Power Systems moves US headquarters to Richmond, Calif.; Li-ion packs for transportation and stationary storage

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Wyoming-based Orison uses Octillion batteries to store energy for its home-battery system. Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has moved to a new US headquarters in Richmond, California. Earlier post.)

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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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The Case for EV Charging in Every City - Big or Small

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The Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association , a not-for-profit cooperative power supplier working with 45 members — primarily in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska — is just one example of an electric co-op working to secure wider access to EV charging.

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. The overall goal of the project is to demonstrate that CO 2 can be stored safely and viably in regional geologic formations.

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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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. 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. To date, no field studies have been conducted on the ability of lignite coal seams to store CO 2.

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DOE Regional Partnership Begins Core Sampling for Large-Volume Carbon Sequestration Test

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Coring of the Elk Point rock formations at Fort Nelson will provide researchers, geologists, and reservoir experts with characterization data of the carbonate formations that will be used to store the CO 2 and the impermeable shale layers above that will act as a cap rock to contain the 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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Alaska Senators Introduce Legislation Permitting Advanced Directional Drilling for ANWR

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The bill is based on the compromise reached in the Wyoming Range Legacy Act of 2007, which permitted resources to be accessed underground through directional drilling in a new wilderness area as long as there was no permanent surface impacts. Stored on a reel, coiled tubing is flexible, contains no joints, and can be uncoiled or coiled repeatedly as needed.

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DOE to award up to $12.4M to 11 projects focused on shale gas and enhanced oil recovery

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EIA projects its wider use could result in EOR providing 33% of total domestic onshore production by 2035, while helping store millions of tons of CO 2 emissions from power plants and industrial sources. This research project will develop a methodology to estimate the potential of ROZs in the Permian Basin and then extend the methodology to the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming and the Williston Basin in North Dakota.

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