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Center for Economic Geology Research

Energy Innovation Center (EIC)

Dept. 4902

1000 E. University Avenue

Physical Location:

1020 E. Lewis St.

Shipping & Receiving:

16th & Gibbon

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307 766-6731

Email: kcodding@uwyo.edu

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Drilling RSU-1Wyoming Carbon Underground Storage Project (WY-CUSP)

The Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) currently leads the Wyoming Carbon Underground Storage Project (WY-CUSP), a pioneering three-year research project designed to characterize two potential carbon storage reservoirs (the Weber Sandstone and Madison Limestone, both deep saline aquifers) on the Rock Springs Uplift in southwestern Wyoming. Preliminary estimates suggest that together, these reservoirs could safely store 26 billion tons of CO2 thousands of feet below the closest drinking water aquifers.


RSU-1 in progressUS-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC)

The Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) is a founding partner of the US-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC), a U.S. Department of Energy effort to foster collaborative research and development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology between the U.S. and China. This partnership will accelerate the rapid development of clean coal technology in both countries while forging meaningful relationships between American and Chinese researchers and advancing U.S. and Chinese leadership in energy technology and innovation.

 

 


3D salinity imageCarbonSAFE - Phase I: Dry Fork Power Station

The Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) is in the final stages of a one year prefeasibility study in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming funded by the DOE’s Carbon Storage Assurance and Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) program. The ultimate goal of the CarbonSAFE program is to safely store 50+ million metric tons of CO2 into a saline geologic storage complex. Click above to learn more about the project and the discoveries made possible by this research. 


RSU Nugget Madison image

CarbonSAFE - Phase I: Rock Springs Uplift

 The Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) is in the final stages of a one year prefeasibility study surrounding the Rock Springs Uplift in southwestern Wyoming. The project is funded by the DOE’s Carbon Storage Assurance and Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) program. The ultimate goal of the CarbonSAFE program is to safely store 50+ million metric tons of CO2 into a saline geologic storage complex. Click above to learn more about the project and the discoveries made possible by this research.


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Center for Economic Geology Research

Energy Innovation Center (EIC)

Dept. 4902

1000 E. University Avenue

Physical Location:

1020 E. Lewis St.

Shipping & Receiving:

16th & Gibbon

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307 766-6731

Email: kcodding@uwyo.edu

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