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.
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."