Burgum applauds nearly $10M from U.S. Department of Energy for Project Tundra engineering study

16 Sep 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum applauded the U.S. Department of Energy for awarding $9.8 million to help fund a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for Project Tundra, a carbon-dioxide capture system for an existing lignite-based power plant in North Dakota.

Project Tundra’s vision is to retrofit Unit 2 of Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Milton R. Young Station near Center, N.D., with technology that could capture up to 95 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions. The carbon dioxide would be pipelined to western North Dakota for use in enhanced oil recovery projects or stored regionally in underground formations.  

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