Another clean coal initiative is on the horizon, this time in the state of North Dakota.
Last week, outgoing U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Shafer announced a $300 million federal loan for Basin Electric Power Cooperative* in Bismarck to capture carbon dioxide from the company’s existing power plant. The carbon dioxide will be captured at the source in Bismarck and then transferred to Canada where it will be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
The Basin Electric plant is another exciting development in the clean coal technologies that can power us into a clean energy future. Look for updates on this story here on Behind the Plug, and don’t forget to check out the other carbon capture projects in progress—there are more than 80 of them underway in the U.S. right now.
NOTE: Basin Electric Power Cooperative is an ACCCE member.