The virtual open house, an opportunity to hear updates about the Red Trail Energy CCS project will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. MT (7:00 p.m. CT).
"We're fortunate to have strong partnerships from around the state interested in collaboration and working toward a greater energy future in North Dakota," said Gorecki.
“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.
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.
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."
Much of the testing done on core taken from the Minnkota site will be completed at the EERC during summer 2020, and will be used to develop a North Dakota CO2 storage facility permit proposal for Minnkota and Project Tundra.
December 31, 2019 marks the end of a decade and the 16-year program known as the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership. It will continue in a new way as the PCOR Partnership Initiative.
Red Trail Energy hosted an open house event in Richardton, North Dakota. The event was attended by community members interested in a local carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.