Phase 2 of CarbonSAFE project moving forward CCS for ethanol plants

July 19, 2018 |

In Nebraska, the Nebraska Public Power District is taking another step forward in the carbon world with a second Department of Energy (DOE) study. This most recent initiative has a goal of developing an integrated carbon dioxide (CO2) collection, transportation, and storage infrastructure in the Midwest for ethanol facilities and nearby power plants.

The District has agreed to be part of DOE’s Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Phase II study called Integrated Mid-Continent Stacked Carbon Storage Hub. Battelle Institute, based in Columbus, Ohio, will lead the study with support from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), the Kansas Geological Survey, and the Energy Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota. The study will look at safely, permanently, and economically storing commercial-scale quantities of CO2.

The study is expected to take two years to complete. DOE has awarded $13.6 million for the project with NPPD’s share being $750,000 of in-kind support, including $700,000 for a portion of a potential test injection well, that will allow for the collection of additional geologic information.

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