Companies kick off carbon capture project in North Dakota

Formal studies of a potential carbon dioxide capturing system for coal power plants is kicking off in North Dakota.

A group of industry and state partners has started the preliminary feasibility studies for Project Tundra, which would install a system to capture carbon from the flue gas at the Milton R. Young Station near Center, presenters told the audience of the Lignite Energy Council’s Fall conference on Thursday.

Project participants must decide whether the end product is technically and economically feasible. To do so, a pilot plant is being constructed and tested at the University of North Dakota-based Energy and Environmental Research Center.