Carbon, Research

Red Trail Energy Hosts Open House in Richardton

EERC Director of Subsurface R & D Charles Gorecki discusses the project with community members.

RICHARDTON, N.D. – Red TrailEnergy, LLC (RTE) recently hosted an open house event at the American Legion in Richardton. Approximately 40 community members attended. Scientists and engineers from the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) joined RTE staff and provided information to attendees on a local carbon capture and storage project.

With the support of the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), RTE is investigating carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology as a way to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with ethanol production. Reducing emissions enables energy producers to sell ethanol to states that have low-carbon fuel programs, such as California. CCUS technology captures and permanently stores carbon dioxide emissions.

“We are very excited to continue working with the EERC to investigate CCUS as an economical option for meeting low-carbon fuel program markets in other states. Our community has been supportive of the effort, and we appreciate their time to attend our open house.”

Gerald Bachmeier, RTE CEO
EERC Geophysicist Amanda Livers-Douglas explains CCUS.

Questions about the project can be directed to:

Dustin Willett, RTE Chief Operating Officer
(701) 974-3308, dustin@redtrailenergy.com

Nikki Massmann, EERC Communications Director 
(701) 777-5428, nmassmann@undeerc.org

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