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Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project | Phase I

 

Phase 1 

 

Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project Phase I: Integrated Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Prefeasibility Study at Dry Fork Station, Wyoming

 


prb#1The objectives of this study involve a pre-feasibility assessment of an integrated carbon capture & storage (CCS) project (Project) at the Dry Fork Station (DFS) in the Powder River Basin (PRB) near Gillette, Wyoming. The Project, which is realistic with respect to all relevant technical and economic factors, consists of the following initial scenario and related study objectives: (1) a CO2 source assessment based on post-combustion capture of CO2 from Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s DFS as the primary anthropogenic source, which also houses the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), a CCS test facility; (2) a transportation assessment utilizing both the existing CO2 pipeline network in the Gillette area and the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI), an ongoing effort by the State of Wyoming with the cooperation of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to connect via pipeline a broader array of CO2 emitters and sinks within the state; and (3) a high-level sub-basinal evaluation of suitable storage reservoirs within the immediate vicinity of the DFS.

An initial, fully capable CCS Coordination Team (CCT) is already in place, and the pre-feasibility assessment includes as an objective the potential expansion of the CCT to ensure the participation of all needed and affected stakeholders. The CCT has a separate objective of further developing the preliminary implementation plan, outlined above for the Project’s initial scenario. The preliminary implementation plan includes consideration of: (1) additional CO2 sources within the PRB; and (2) the use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) and other economic purposes while still ensuring satisfaction of the Project’s saline storage requirements.


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PROJECT PARTNERS

 

          Basin Electric         Energy & Environmental Research Center
       Advanced Resource International           College of Engineering and Applied Science           Carbon Geocycle
                      Enhance Oil Recovery Institute      University of Wyoming

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