Northern Michigan Basin CarbonSAFE Integrated Pre-Feasibility Project Email Page
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Performer:  Battelle Memorial Institute Location:  Columbus, Ohio
Project Duration:  01/01/2017 – 06/30/2018 Award Number:  FE0029276
Technology Area:  Storage Infrastructure Total Award Value:  $1,328,323
Key Technology:  Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships DOE Share:  $1,019,414
Performer Share:  $308,909

Figure 1: Project location map. The project area<br/>is denoted by the red rectangle in the northwest part of the state.
Figure 1: Project location map. The project area
is denoted by the red rectangle in the northwest part of the state.

Project Description

As part of the Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility phase of the Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, Battelle Memorial Institute, partnered with the DOE, will carry out studies to establish the feasibility of developing an integrated commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) site that will utilize deep geologic strata in the Northern Michigan Basin (Figure 1). The project will identify major sources of CO2, conduct a sub-basinal geologic storage assessment, and determine the parameters for the proposed storage facility. Testing of National Risk Assessment Program (NRAP) tools will be incorporated into several steps of the project. A major emphasis of the work will be to develop an effective team capable of addressing the technical, economic, legal, engineering, surface, and public acceptance issues related to implementation of a real-world storage project in the Northern Michigan Basin.

Project Benefits

The project will locate potential sites for a CCS facility in Northern Michigan, specifically in proximity to several major carbon sources, and will further the understanding of reservoir types that are promising for carbon storage. The project will support the DOE’s Carbon Storage Program goals of developing technologies to ensure 99 percent storage permanence, while also developing the ability to predict storage capacity to within ±30 percent. The Northern Michigan 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.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Venkat Venkataraman:
Technology Manager Traci Rodosta:
Principal Investigator Neeraj Gupta: