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Project Tundra is a bold initiative to build the world's largest carbon capture facility in North Dakota.

Innovative technologies are being designed to capture 90% of the CO2 produced from either generator at the Milton R. Young Station. This capture rate amounts to about 4 million metric tons per year, which is the equivalent to taking 800,000 gasoline-fueled vehicles off the road. North Dakota-based Minnkota Power Cooperative is leading the project, along with research support from the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota.

About Project Tundra

Capturing CO2

As the world focuses on reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is emitted into the atmosphere, CO2 capture and storage technologies have become increasingly important. If successful, Project Tundra could be used as a blueprint to advance these next-generation technologies that help produce reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy.

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SaFe and permanent CO2 Storage

Ideal Geology

North Dakota's geology is ideal for safe and permanent geologic storage of CO2. A deep porous rock layer will hold the CO2 more than a mile underground and overlying cap rock layers will seal the CO2 in the storage zone. The process of injecting and storing CO2 underground is being carefully studied and will need to be approved in a rigorous permitting process overseen by the state of North Dakota and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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About Project Tundra

Capturing CO2

As the world focuses on reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is emitted into the atmosphere, CO2 capture and storage technologies have become increasingly important. If successful, Project Tundra could be used as a blueprint to advance these next-generation technologies that help produce reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy.

Learn More
SaFe and permanent CO2 Storage

Ideal Geology

North Dakota's geology is ideal for safe and permanent geologic storage of CO2. A deep porous rock layer will hold the CO2 more than a mile underground and overlying cap rock layers will seal the CO2 in the storage zone. The process of injecting and storing CO2 underground is being carefully studied and will need to be approved in a rigorous permitting process overseen by the state of North Dakota and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Project Tundra By The Numbers
90%

CO2 capture rate

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

800,000

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

1.4

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra By The Numbers
90%

CO2 capture rate

800,000

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

1.4

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra By The Numbers
90%

CO2 capture rate

800K

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

1.4

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra By The Numbers
90%

CO2 capture rate

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

800 K

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

1.4

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra News

Minnkota applauds electric co-op provisions in Inflation Reduction Act
September 7, 2022

Recently signed Inflation Reduction Act will help accelerate energy projects such at Minnkota's Project Tundra carbon capture initiative.

Project Tundra receives $100 million loan from state of North Dakota
May 24, 2022

The loan represents substantial progress toward the financing goals of Minnkota's carbon capture initiative.

Minnkota and Summit Carbon Solutions announce CO2 storage partnership
April 28, 2022

The agreement will accelerate development of the largest fully permitted carbon storage site in the United States and position major carbon capture and storage projects for success.

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