Three projects in Texas were among 12 projects in seven states selected for grants in the latest round of funding from U.S. Department of Energy to boost the nation’s carbon management. DOE announced $251 million for 12 CCS projects to expand carbon dioxide transportation and storage infrastructure to help reduce CO2 emissions from power generation and industrial operations. Jennifer M. Granholm, U.S. secretary of energy, said May 17, “DOE is building out the infrastructure needed to slash harmful carbon pollution from industry and the power sector, revitalize local economies, and unlock enormous public health benefits.”
Houston-based Bluebonnet Sequestration plans to complete site characterization permitting and environmental approvals for a hub along the Texas Gulf Coast with potential for more than 350 million metric tons of total CO2 storage capacity. It was awarded $16.48 million.
Houston-based BP Corp. North America will focus on characterization and permitting of two commercial-scale storage sites along the Texas Gulf Coast with combined capacity to store up to 15 million metric tons of CO2 per year. It was awarded $33.41 million.
San Antonio-based Howard Midstream Energy Partners will study a system capable of moving up to 250 million metric tons of CO2 per year from multiple sources to multiple storage locations on the Gulf Coast from the Port of Corpus Christi to the Mississippi River. It was awarded $3 million.