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USEA Webinar on CCUS Permitting in 2024 set for Feb.

Join the United States Energy Association’s (USEA) esteemed Program Director Mike Moore for his first Fireside Chat of 2024, What Does the US Regulatory and Permitting Landscape Look Like for CCUS in 2024, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST February 14, 2024. Joining Mike will be industry experts Fred Eames and Chuck McConnell. The three will cover […]

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Class VI Permit Issued to Wabash Valley Resources

On Wednesday January 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Class VI permit to Wabash Valley Resources, accelerating carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the MRCI region. This Class VI permit will allow Wabash Valley Resources to construct two carbon dioxide (CO2) storage wells to capture CO2 from their gasification plant in West

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EPA Gives Louisiana Primacy over Class VI Wells

On December 28, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave Louisiana the primary regulatory authority (primacy) over Class VI wells, the wells used to inject carbon dioxide underground. Louisiana is the third state to be granted primacy after Wyoming was granted primacy in 2020 and North Dakota in 2018. With primacy, Louisiana has the

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Tune into AEF Carbon Storage Webinar July 18

Tune into the webinar, “Understanding Carbon Sequestration,” from 11 – 12 pm, Tuesday, July 18, 2023. Offered by Appalachian Energy Future as part of the Reinventing Northern Appalachia Webinar Series, the webinar’s goal is to help viewers learn about the basic technology involved and how it provides a promising solution for reducing CO2 emissions and

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DOE Awards $251 Million to 12 CO2 Transport and Storage Projects

The US Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced today the allocation of $251 million for 12 projects in nine states that expand carbon dioxide (CO2) transportation and storage infrastructure to help significantly and responsibly reduce CO2 emissions from power generation and industrial operations. Two of the awards were

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New Fossil-Fuel Fired Power Plants Standards Proposed by EPA Includes CCS as Mitigation Technology

Last week, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed standards for coal and new natural gas- fired power plants that the agency contends would avoid more than 600 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution in 2030 alone. The proposed standards set the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for CO2 emissions

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Tune into AAPG Webinar on State Legislation of Carbon Storage April 20

Join the AAPG Academy for the webinar, “The Growing Wave of State Legislation on Carbon Storage,” at 12:00 pm (CDT) April 20, 2023, via Zoom. While this webinar is designed to help attendees maximize their experience at CCUS 2023 in Houston, April 25–27, the topic is a hot one throughout the CCUS space, especially answering

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Hydrogen Hub Activity Heats Up!

Battelle Memorial Institute recently submitted two separate, multi-state applications to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) for the regional clean hydrogen hub Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) as designated in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) and the Southeast Hydrogen Hub are

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Pennsylvania Announces Plans to Apply for Primacy

Officials with Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection announced this week intentions to apply to the US Environmental Protection Agency for primacy for Class VI carbon dioxide wells. This move, which could also include other types of Pennsylvania-based injection wells currently regulated by the US EPA, could significantly speed up approvals for Class VI wells, thereby

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