The carbon capture project at San Juan Generating Station will benefit from a $22 million Department of Energy cooperative funding agreement awarded to the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The award includes $17.5 million from the DOE and $4.5 million in cost sharing from the other parties to the agreement.
The funding will pay for comprehensive analysis of a site in northwest New Mexico to accelerate deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage technology at San Juan Generating Station.
The data and analyses produced under the agreement will be used to prepare, submit and attain a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency to potentially construct a Class VI well (CO2 injection well), that would allow for geologic sequestration of 50 million metric tons of CO2 at a site near the power plant.
The DOE announced funding for this project along with four other projects April 22.
Details of the five DOE agreements are available online at www.energy.gov/fe/foa-1999-project-selections.