“This presentation was a great opportunity not only to share information on the cutting-edge geophysics projects conducted throughout the PCOR region but also to highlight how geophysics plays a vital role in CCUS projects from a regulatory perspective,” Amanda said.
Increased infrastructure in North Dakota for moving large volumes of oil and gas require new technology for pipeline safety to achieve the goal of zero spills or leaks.
A team at the EERC received SERC funding to address the need for further research into the reuse, recycling, or repurposing potential of wind blades in North Dakota.
Red Trail Energy’s ethanol plant at Richardton, N.D., is on track to become the first facility in North Dakota to commercially employ carbon capture and storage to help mitigate the impact of climate change.
During this project, a total of 78 North Dakota shale samples from three different formations (Niobrara, Pierre, and Bakken) were evaluated for total REE and other critical mineral content.
The application submitted by RTE for a North Dakota Carbon Dioxide Storage Facility permit is the first of its kind in the state of North Dakota.
Science says “Go!” on a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Richardton. CCS addresses environmental concerns and strengthens the local economy by reducing carbon dioxide emissions which also increases the value of the ethanol.
“We’re less than a year and a half into the initial SERC program," said Erickson. "It’s exploratory and fundamental, so it takes time for things to move forward. But we’ve already seen six new invention disclosures as a result, and we will see more before the first biennium is up."
A recently completed research study at the EERC provides new evaluations of the potential to make high-value graphene-based solid carbon products from North Dakota lignite.
A recently completed SERC project at the EERC is addressing the changing operations in the oil and gas industry, with the goal of determining if water extraction from the Inyan Kara (IK) Formation is technically viable for managing subsurface pressure during the drilling and construction of nearby Bakken wells.