Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

For Carbon Capture And Storage: A U.S. Strategy To Support Deployment

  • Amount
    $708,250
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    8/13/2015
  • Term
    10 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Strategies
Overview
The goal of this proposal is to research the efficacy of scaling Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in key states as well create the analytical framework to allow policy makers to determine if increased federal support for CCS research, development and deployment is warranted. CCS is an important component of most climate models - including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and International Energy Agency - if a two degree goal is to be met. CCS is happening currently at a small scale mostly around ethanol, chemicals and natural gas processing. Eight organizations are collaborating with the Institute at the state and federal level to create CCS "Hubs" in key states in an effort to get a critical mass of projects moving in order to reduce the cost of emission capture and sequestration. At the federal level, they are working with the Department of Energy (DOE) to create the case for incentives to use CO2 from industrial and power generation emissions instead of CO2 that is mined from the ground to increase the productivity of existing oil wells via Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR.) Establishing cost competitive CCS will be vital in India and China.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.gpisd.net/ 
Address
2801 Twenty-first Avenue South, Suite 220
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
This grant will support the Great Plains Institute’s work on carbon management, renewable energy integration, sustainable bioenergy, and greenhouse gas reduction in the Midwest and Great Plains. The Institute is unique in that it seeks solutions that can bridge the economic and political spectrum. They focus on gaining fossil fuel interests through support for carbon capture, farmers and ranchers through the economic benefits of renewable energy, and labor through climate solutions that increase economic opportunities.
for general operating support  
This grant will support the institute’s work, which includes researching the efficacy of scaling Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in key states, and creating an analytical framework to help policymakers determine if increased federal support for CCS research, development, and deployment is warranted. Most climate models — including those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and International Energy Agency — involve CCS in meeting a 2-degree goal. The institute is collaborating with eight organizations at the state and federal levels, and working with the Department of Energy to research cleaner and more cost-effective CCS options, which countries like India and China can leverage. At the federal level, the institute will conduct research that can build the case for tax credit support of CCS.
for general operating support  
This grant will support the Institute’s work, including researching the efficacy of scaling Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in key states and creating an analytical framework to help policymakers determine if increased federal support for CCS research, development, and deployment is warranted. Most climate models — including those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and International Energy Agency — involve CCS in meeting a two-degree goal. The Institute is collaborating with eight organizations at the state and federal level, and working with the Department of Energy (DOE) to research cleaner and more cost-effective CCS options, which countries like India and China can leverage.

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