Above photo: The Carbon Science and Research Initiative on a field trip in the northern sector of the Paradox Basin, near Moab, Utah.

EGI’s Carbon Management team led by Dr. Brian McPherson was recently awarded over $8 million dollars of US Department of Energy (DOE) funding to establish the potential of commercial-scale geologic carbon dioxide storage in Utah’s Uinta Basin. Dr. Ting Xiao, along with Dr. McPherson, will serve as the principal investigators on this DOE CarbonSAFE II: Storage Complex Feasibility project to characterize and evaluate the potential for a geologic carbon sequestration hub in the Uinta Basin.

This project will support EGI’s innovative research team in advancing carbon capture and storage opportunities in the Uinta Basin for local industry, including the Bonanza Coal-Fired Power Plant operated by Deseret Power.