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  
The Great Plains Institute works on solutions that reduce and ultimately eliminate carbon emissions, while strengthening communities and providing greater economic opportunity through creation of high-paying jobs, expansion of the nation’s industrial base, and increased domestic energy independence. Of particular importance is the role that the institute plays in building support for carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal projects and policies in the Mountain, Plains, and Midwestern states. This includes hosting and staffing the 75-member national industry, labor, and NGO carbon capture coalition. In addition, the institute organizes CO2NNECT, the premier annual national leadership event on carbon capture, to elevate policy, technology, and communications priorities.
for general operating support  
The Great Plains Institute works on solutions that reduce and ultimately eliminate carbon emissions, while strengthening our communities and providing greater economic opportunity through creation of high-paying jobs, expansion of the nation’s industrial base, and increased domestic energy independence.
for general operating support  
The Great Plains Institute (GPI) works on solutions that reduce and ultimately eliminate carbon emissions, while strengthening communities and providing greater economic opportunity through creation of high-paying jobs, expansion of the nation’s industrial base, and increased domestic energy independence. The Institute works at the state level, with a focus on the Plains states, and at the national level.

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