Carbon Capture Inc. and its strategic partners have been awarded U$12.5m in funding by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to begin the development of a megaton-scale direct air capture (DAC) hub located in Southwest Wyoming.
The Wyoming Regional Direct Air Capture Hub will receive the funding under Topic Area 2 (the design phase). Carbon Capture Inc. has revealed that it plans to develop the first stage of the hub alongside the company’s CO2 storage partner Frontier Carbon Solutions and CO2 utilization partner Twelve.
“We’re extremely grateful for the DOE’s support of our efforts to establish Wyoming as a global center of excellence for direct air capture,” commented Adrian Corless, CEO and CTO of Carbon Capture Inc. “This funding will accelerate both the deployment of megaton-scale DAC capacity in Wyoming and the emergence of a new carbon management industry in the region.”
Initially, a FEED study will be carried out for a DAC facility capable of capturing 200,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, in addition to an infrastructure plan for transporting captured CO2 to sequestration and utilization sites. The study will also evaluate the feasibility of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility.
The permanent sequestration of CO2 in geologic formations will be carried out by Frontier Carbon Solutions. Additionally, the CO2 could be used as a feedstock by Twelve to aid in the production of SAF.
Additional project partners include the University of Wyoming, Fluor, Carbon Direct, INTERA, EPRI, Carbon-Based Consulting, Icarus and Novus Energy Advisors.