Carbon dioxide sequestration project is a milestone in Basin Electric's environmental efforts

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) speaks during an event at the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, alongside (left to right) Basin Electric CEO and General Manager Todd Telesz and Synfuels Plant Assistant Plant Manager and Process Operations Manager Trinity Turnbow.

Basin Electric and its subsidiary Dakota Gasification Company will host an open house to educate the public on the Great Plains CO2 Sequestration Project project on March 9 from 6-8 p.m. (Central time) at the Beulah (North Dakota) Civic Center. A presentation by the project team will begin at 6:30 p.m., with time reserved at its conclusion for small group and one-on-one conversations.

This innovative project will benefit the environment by sequestering and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2) from its subsidiary Dakota Gas’ Great Plains Synfuels Plant. The project is a step toward North Dakota’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

“Dakota Gasification Company was already an early leader in CCUS (carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration), and this proposed expansion is another milestone in our state’s efforts to crack the code on this critical energy technology,” U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) said during a press conference announcing the Great Plains CO2 Sequestration Project.

The project includes the Dakota Carbon Pipeline and an injection well which will be located on reclaimed land owned by The Coteau Properties Company. The CO2 will be injected more than a mile below the surface in the Broom Creek (sandstone) formation.

Learn more about the test well, economic benefits, and whether the project is safe in Cracking the Code: Carbon sequestration project will benefit environment, co-op, found in the winter issue of Basin Today.

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