Project Selections for FOA 2730: Carbon Dioxide Transport Engineering and Design (Round 1)

Time’s Ticking: Embarking on the Wyoming Trails Carbon Hub – Carbon Solutions LLC (Okemos, Michigan) plans to facilitate the development of a commercial-scale pipeline to transport quantities of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) in support of the Wyoming Trails Carbon Hub. The front-end engineering and design (FEED) study will enable the planning of a transformative, statewide pipeline system capable of transporting up to 120 million metric tons of CO2 per year that connects multiple carbon capture sources to multiple geologic storage locations. The proposed pipeline builds primarily on portions of the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative, and will continue an ongoing concept study and business-case analysis to investigate the potential to expand the system to maximize CO2 storage within the state by optimizing the CO2 transport line.

DOE Funding: $3,000,000
Non-DOE Funding: $1,966,023
Total Value: $4,966,023

FEED Study for A 600+-Mile, Regional, Commercial-Scale, Common Carrier, CO2 Pipeline System for Moving Supercritical Anthropogenic CO2 from Multiple CO2 Sources to Multiple CO2 Sinks on the Gulf Coast – Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC (San Antonio, Texas) intends to conduct a front-end engineering design study for an approximately 600-mile regional, commercial-scale common carrier carbon dioxide (CO2) pipeline system for moving anthropogenic CO2 from multiple sources to multiple sinks on the Gulf Coast from the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas to the Mississippi River. The Gulf Coast Decarb Pipeline System is intended to connect CO2 sources located within 30 miles of the trunkline with its multiple booster stations and “takeoff” points capable of moving at least 250 million metric tons of CO2 per year to geologic storage. Project activities include community and labor engagement and partnership development to support creating 2,500 jobs; accelerating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and women and minority-owned business opportunities; and creating benefits specifically directed at underserved and disadvantaged communities.

DOE Funding: $3,000,000
Non-DOE Funding: $1,000,000
Total Value: $4,000,000

Project Diamond Front-End Engineering and Design for Carbon Dioxide Transport – Southern States Energy Board (Peachtree Corners, Georgia) plans to complete a front-end engineering design study for a pipeline system to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) across the Houston-Galveston region to help decrease the region’s CO2 emissions. The current base case will construct more than 60 miles of CO2-specific pipelines, and the network will be able to tie into multiple CO2 storage sites as the region develops its integrated carbon capture and storage hub. The preliminary scope of the project includes linking two emissions sources and providing pipeline transportation to storage, with the ability to scale up and grow additional CO2 transport volumes. The CO2 transportation network could provide CO2 emitters with confidence in moving forward with their commercial carbon capture and storage technology deployment. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are core tenants of all facets of the plan as the team identifies community stakeholders for engagement, project impacts, and workforce development opportunities.

DOE Funding: $3,000,000
Non-DOE Funding: $750,000
Total Value: $3,750,000

Learn more about the selected projects and how DOE's investments will benefit communities across the country.