CES Joins EPRI-Led Research Team to Conduct Initial Assessment of Large-Scale Carbon Storage in California

CES has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to conduct an initial assessment of the development of a commercial-scale, integrated carbon capture and storage facility in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley. The preliminary feasibility study will investigate technical, economic, social, and regulatory challenges and solutions related to the development of a large-scale facility that can safely store over 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). The work is being funded under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise initiative, which seeks to help mitigate CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. 

A brief project summary may be found on the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory’s website here:  www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/project-information/projFE0029489

CES Speaks at CEM7 Parallel Session on Carbon Management

CES was invited to speak at a parallel session to this year’s Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) on Carbon Management via carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Hosted by the Global CCS Institute, the focus on the session was on “How CCUS Can Enable Renewables.” CES’ Business Development Manager, Rebecca Hollis, spoke on CES’ new carbon negative power cycle that combines bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, known as BioCCS or BECCS, and opportunities in the state of California. 

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.  More information is available here:  cem7.org/

CES Interviewed for NPR Article on Carbon Capture and Storage

CES President and CEO, Keith Pronske, was interviewed as a part of a National Public Radio (NPR) piece on carbon capture and storage projects in North America.  The article was heard on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and features projects in Alberta, Wyoming, and California, that are “Using Technology To Keep Carbon Emissions In Check.”

You can view the article here:  www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/01/04/461517606/using-technology-to-keep-carbon-emissions-in-check