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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 researched to capture up to 90% of the CO2 emissions from the Milton R. Young Station's Unit 2 generator – the equivalent of permanently taking 600,000 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
95%

CO2 reduction

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

600,000

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

1

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra By The Numbers
95%

CO2 reduction

600,000

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

1

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra By The Numbers
95%

CO2 reduction

600K

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

1

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra By The Numbers
95%

CO2 reduction

800

Years of recoverable coal reserves in North Dakota

600 K

Equivalent number of cars removed per year

1

Billion dollars of capital investment

Project Tundra News

N.D. delegation praises Project Tundra during visit
September 9, 2020

The state's Capitol Hill cohort communicated proud support of Minnkota's carbon capture initiative following a recent tour of research progress.

Project Tundra progress continues amid pandemic
June 8, 2020

The carbon capture initiative is finding the support and partners needed for ultimate success.

Fluor awarded Project Tundra FEED study
May 20, 2020

Fluor Corporation announced May 20 that it was awarded the front-end engineering and design for Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Project Tundra.

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