Carbon Capture Deployment Initiatives Announced to Spur Infrastructure

June 19, 2018 in Carbon Management, News & Press Author: Brad Crabtree

JACKSON HOLE (WY) – A new effort to promote broad-scale deployment of infrastructure for carbon capture, CO2 pipelines, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), other forms of geologic storage, and beneficial utilization of CO2 in the Northern Plains/Rockies and Midwest regions was announced by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Montana Governor Steve Bullock today as part of CO2NNECT 2018. Continue reading »

Capturing and Utilizing CO2 from Ethanol: Adding Economic Value and Jobs to Rural Economies and Communities While Reducing Emissions

December 21, 2017 in Carbon Management, Reports & Whitepapers Author: Brad Crabtree

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The State CO2-EOR Deployment Work Group has released a new report that explores the opportunities and potential for expanded energy production, economic development and emissions reductions from capturing and utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) from ethanol production. The State CO2-EOR Deployment Work Group works to expand carbon capture from power plants and industrial facilities, such as ethanol plants, for use in enhanced oil recovery with geologic storage (CO2-EOR). Continue reading »

Press Release: Bipartisan, Governor-Led State Work Group Releases First-of-its-Kind Report On Carbon Capture & Ethanol

December 21, 2017 in Carbon Management, News & Press Author: Brad Crabtree

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WASHINGTON, DC – A multi-state group convened by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and Montana Governor Steve Bullock released a new, first-of-its-kind report today exploring the opportunities and potential for expanded energy production, economic development and emissions reductions from capturing and utilizing carbon dioxide (CO2) from ethanol production. Continue reading »

GPI Welcomes Jill Rook

November 22, 2017 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree

Please join me in welcoming GPI’s newest staff person, Jill Rook, who will be working as a program assistant with the fossil energy team. Jill brings a great deal of experience, including a Master’s of Science in Science Technology and Environmental policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Continue reading »

Electricity Market Design and Carbon Capture Technology: The Opportunities and the Challenges

June 29, 2017 in Carbon Management, Reports & Whitepapers Author: Brad Crabtree

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The State CO2-EOR Deployment Work Group has released a new report that outlines the opportunities and challenges for integrating power plants with carbon capture into the nation’s wholesale electricity markets. The State CO2-EOR Deployment Work Group works to expand carbon capture from power plants and industrial facilities for use in enhanced oil recovery with geologic storage (CO2-EOR). Continue reading »

The Time is Now for Carbon Capture Incentives

December 4, 2016 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree

*The post originally appeared in the Grand Forks Herald as an opinion piece. 

Our region’s coal and electric power industry stands at a crossroads.  Low-cost natural gas, declining costs of renewable energy, and shifts in consumer and industry preferences toward lower emission technologies are transforming our energy economy.  Fossil fuels contribute to energy security, affordability and reliability.  Thanks to technology, they can also play an important role in a low-carbon energy future. Continue reading »

Carbon Capture Act Has Broad, Bipartisan Congressional Support

March 29, 2016 in Carbon Management Author: Brad Crabtree

Recently, top coal, electric power, oil, ethanol, and other companies, key industrial labor unions and prominent national environmental and climate organizations joined forces for the first time in calling on Congress to support a federal incentive for carbon capture and storage (CCS) that would simultaneously increase domestic oil production and reduce carbon emissions. Continue reading »