ENE-2014-01 Characterization of Most Promising Sequestration Formations in the Rocky Mountain Region (RMCCS)


From 2006 through 2014 the CGS participated in the Southwest Regional Partnership (SWP) on Carbon Sequestration project whose primary goal was to determine an optimum strategy for minimizing greenhouse gas levels in the southwestern United States. The SWP was led by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and comprised a large, diverse group of expert organizations and individuals specializing in carbon sequestration science and engineering, as well as public policy and outreach. The project is sponsored by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

This is the final report coming from this project spanning eight years. Digital PDF download. ENE-2014-01D

From the Abstract:

The primary objective of the “Characterization of Most Promising Carbon Capture and Sequestration Formations in the Central Rocky Mountain Region” project is to characterize the storage potential of the most promising geologic sequestration formations within the southwestern U.S. and the Central Rocky Mountain region in particular. The approach utilized including analysis of geologic sequestration formations at the Craig Generating Station in northwestern Colorado, and application or extrapolation of those local-scale results to the broader region. A ten-step protocol for geologic carbon storage site characterization was a primary outcome of this project.