The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved a carbon storage facility for Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Project Tundra.Dubbed the “world’s largest carbon capture facility,” the $1 billion project was made possible by an investment from the Milton R. Young Power Station in Oliver County, according to a news release from the commission. The station will capture 90% of its carbon dioxide, which amounts to 4 million metric tons annually, according to the commission.
Gov. Doug Burgum serves as chairman of the three-member commission that also includes Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.
“Project Tundra has stated the facility will capture [carbon dioxide] emissions that are equal to removing 800,000 gasoline-fueled vehicles off the road each year,” they said in a joint statement.
The project includes two injection wells in the Broom Creek Formation and one in the Deadwood Form …
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