Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development

For Carbon, Capture, And Storage (CCS) Short Term Strategy

  • Amount
    $290,750
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    5/19/2015
  • Term
    6 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This grant funds collaborative efforts to promote the commercialization of emission-free fossil fuel generation technology—Carbon Capture and Storage. The Great Plains Institute will conduct analysis and policy development, and educate decision makers on the benefits of carbon-free technology. The grantee’s theory of change is to leverage the current practice of enhanced oil recovery where CO2 is mined and pumped into existing oil wells, replace it with CO2 from power plants and industrial facilities, and bring CO2 capture and storage to a commercially viable scale.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.gpisd.net 
Address
2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN, 55407, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
Great Plains Institute (GPI) fills a unique role in the Midwest as a hub for policy innovation and a thoughtful convener of stakeholders that is able to build consensus for forward policy action across the region. GPI works across four main areas: (a) increasing energy efficiency and productivity; (b) decarbonizing electricity production; (c) electrifying the economy and adopting zero- and low-carbon fuels; and (d) capturing carbon for beneficial use and permanent storage. GPI developed a carbon capture coalition that educated policymakers and influenced policy designs at the state and federal levels. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for general operating support  
This is a GOS grant to Great Plains Institute is fund policy research and coalition building around carbon capture and storage. This is best viewed as a short term grant to maintain capacity in the field until Climate Works the Foundation has completed it's strategy on this issue. In this time frame, however, the Great Plain Institute will expand the coalition of interests supporting carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and advocate for programs within the Department of Energy to support R and D, loan guarantees and tax credits.
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.

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