During the summer, the Red Trail Energy ethanol plant near Richardton, N.D., became the first facility in the state to commercially operate a carbon capture and storage facility. UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center played an instrumental role in developing the project.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - June 27 marked the start of the 6 annual "Energizing North Dakota's Future." The event hosted at the EERC brought together experts from all energy sectors, along with legislators and state officials, to discuss critical energy topics. This year's event featured keynote addresses from U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer,… Continue reading Energizing North Dakota’s Future
Since its defederalization, the EERC has evolved to conduct research on all fossil fuels, as well as renewable and alternative fuels, and has become a progressive global leader in energy and environmental research.
Every year, the EERC and the PCOR Partnership partners gather at the PCOR Annual Meeting, which includes partner networking opportunities and discussion on the latest advancements in CO2 management on a regional level. Topics include recent program accomplishments; CO2 storage strategies and technologies; regulatory and infrastructure developments; and future carbon capture, utilization, and storage activities in the… Continue reading 2022 PCOR Partnership Annual Meeting
During a press conference on April 28th, Minnkota Power Cooperative's CEO, Mac McLennan, announced Minnkota's plan to co-develop carbon dioxide storage facilities with Summit Carbon Solutions near Center, North Dakota. During the press conference, many mentions about the EERC were included. Charlie Gorecki at Minnkota Power Cooperative press conference Among those asked to speak was… Continue reading CEO Speaks on Minnkota and Summit Partnership
The biggest news of the open house was the approval of the storage facility permit by the North Dakota Industrial Commission on October 19, which brings the RTE CCS project one step closer to becoming the first of its kind in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved Red Trail Energy’s (RTE’s) storage facility permit at its October 19 meeting.
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.