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 granted to projects in the MRCI region.
The University of Illinois (Champaign, Illinois), which is co-lead of the MRCI, was awarded$17,736,972 to complete site characterization efforts for the Cambrian Mt. Simon Sandstone/Eau Claire Formation storage complex, for storage of CO2 from the Dallman Power Generation Plant in Springfield, Illinois, and about 50 million metric tons of total CO2 storage capacity. This award is Phase III of FECM’s Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative.
Carbon Solutions LLC (Okemos, Michigan) received $3 million to perform a study for a commercial-scale, statewide pipeline system capable of transporting up to 120 million metric tons of CO2 per year building primarily on portions of the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative. This award is geared toward studies that focus on carbon transport costs, transport network configurations, and technical and commercial considerations that support broad efforts to develop and deploy carbon capture, conversion, and storage at commercial scale.
Read the full FECM Press Release.