The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $3 million to Carbon Solutions, LLC to advance the Wyoming Trails Carbon Hub (WyoTCH) project to promote a low-carbon future. The Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) will be the co-lead of the project.
The WyoTCH project will perform a front-end engineering design, or FEED study for a common carrier, CO2 pipeline system with the capacity to transport up to 120 million metric tons of CO2 per year. This grant will focus on CO2 transport costs, pipeline network configurations, and other technical, commercial, and community impact considerations that advance carbon management technologies at commercial scale in Wyoming. The WyoTCH pipeline will connect CO2 sources with sinks from southwest Wyoming to east-central Wyoming following an optimized route, and utilize the work previously done by the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI).
The 18-month WyoTCH project is also supported by the Wyoming Energy Authority and a consortium of commercial partners including Williams, Carbonvert, Glenrock Energy, Kanata America, and Live Oak Environmental. The University of Wyoming and INTERA are other essential partners in this project.
The mission and focus of EORI is to facilitate meaningful, measurable, and economically viable solutions to increase recoverable reserves and production of oil and natural gas in Wyoming that may otherwise not be realized.