Integrated Commercial Carbon Capture and Storage PreFeasibility Study at Dry Fork Station, Wyoming Email Page
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Performer: University of Wyoming
Study area. Saline storage reservoirs will be investigated<br/>within a 25-mile radius of DFS (black dash line). Also<br/>proximal to the DFS is an existing CO<sub>2</sub> transport line (red<br/>line), EOR Potential (blue), and depleted gas fields (green).
Study area. Saline storage reservoirs will be investigated
within a 25-mile radius of DFS (black dash line). Also
proximal to the DFS is an existing CO2 transport line (red
line), EOR Potential (blue), and depleted gas fields (green).
Website: University of Wyoming
Award Number: FE0029375
Project Duration: 03/01/2017 – 08/31/2018
Total Award Value: $1,809,702
DOE Share: $1,197,830
Performer Share: $611,872
Technology Area: Storage Infrastructure
Key Technology:
Location: Laramie, Wyoming

Project Description

As part of the Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility phase of the Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative, the University of Wyoming will identify saline storage opportunities proximal to the Dry Fork Station (DFS) power plant in the Powder River Basin. The project will establish a carbon capture and storage (CCS) coordination team capable of achieving successful commercial-scale CCS for the Dry Fork Station power plant, develop site-specific business and execution strategies, and identify and describe promising saline storage sites capable of storing 50 million tonnes of CO2. Project tasks include scenario generation, regional and stakeholder analysis, geologic evaluation, geologic model development and simulation, and National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) modeling and validation.

Project Benefits

The pre-feasibility study will advance commercial-scale CCS by starting the process of evaluating the area proximal to the Dry Fork Station for commercial-scale CCS, working to develop site-specific business and execution strategies and identifying promising saline storage sites proximal to the Dry Fork Station capable of storing 50 million tonnes of CO2. This project will support the DOE’s Carbon Storage Program goals to develop technologies to ensure 99 percent storage permanence, with the ability to predict storage capacity to within ±30 percent. The Dry Fork Station effort will also support the Carbon Storage Program mission to develop and advance CCS technologies for widespread commercial deployment in the 2025-2035 timeframe that will ensure safe, secure, efficient, and cost-effective CO2 containment in diverse geologic formations.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Erik Albenze: erik.albenze@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Traci Rodosta: traci.rodosta@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Scott Quillinan: scottyq@uwyo.edu

 

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