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Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships…. “Pathways to Sustainable Use of Fossil Energy”. Portfolio Overview – FY2004. Non-CO2. Breakthrough Concepts. Diverse research portfolio Strong industry support ~ 36% cost share Total portfolio ~ $140M. MMV. Regional Partnerships. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Regional Carbon Sequestration PartnershipsPathways to SustainableUse of Fossil Energy

  • Portfolio Overview FY2004Diverse research portfolioStrong industry support~ 36% cost shareTotal portfolio ~ $140MFiscal YearBudget (Million $)BreakthroughConceptsMMVNon-CO2CaptureSequestrationRegional Partnerships

  • Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships Developing Infrastructure for Wide-Scale DeploymentBaseline region for sources and sinks Address regulatory, environmental, outreach issuesEstablish monitoring and verification protocols

    Validating sequestration technology & infrastructurePhase 1 Planning Phase 2 Proof of ConceptsDetermine benefits of sequestration to regionThese partnerships - 4 to 10 across the country, each made up of private industry, universities, and state and local governments - will become the centerpiece of our sequestration program. They will help us determine the technologies, regulations, and infrastructure that are best suited for specific regions of the country.

    Energy Secretary Spencer AbrahamNovember 21, 2002

  • Partnerships Are Critical Program ComponentBreak-throughConceptsMeasurement, Monitoring & VerificationNon-CO2 GHG MitigationSequestration Capture of CO2IntegrationFutureGenIntegrated Sequestration and Hydrogen InitiativeInfrastructureRegional PartnershipsCore R&D

  • Project Development

    Operation20022004200820062010CYProgram Component Relationships in TimePhase 1Phase 2Regional PartnershipsR&D Advances

    Geologic Sink Oppor-tunities


    MMV ProtocolsMMV & Capture TechnologiesPermitting, Safety, Regulatory, Outreach


  • Major Sequestration IssuesHealth, safety, and environmental risks Permanence and large-scale verificationCapacity evaluationInfrastructureUncertain regulatory frameworksProtocols for identifying amenable storage sitesDirect CO2 storageEnhanced natural sinks

  • Requirements for Sequestration:Environmentally acceptableNo legacy for future generationsRespect existing ecosystemsSafeNo sudden large-scale CO2 dischargesVerifiableAbility to verify amount of CO2 sequesteredEconomically viable

  • SequestrationField experiments / demosProtocols for identifying amenable storage sites Capacity evaluation studiesUnderlying scienceIssues:Health, safety, and environmental risks Uncertain regulatory frameworkSite selectionPathways:

  • 40 States 154 Organizations3 Indian Nations 2 ProvincesSeven Regional PartnershipsNetwork of Partnerships to Determine Technologies, Regulations, Infrastructure Needs for Each Region Big SkySouth- westPlainsWest CoastMidwestSoutheastIllinoisBasin

  • Partnership Program has a Two-Phased ApproachCurrent Phase I (Planning)7 Projects18-24 months~$1.5 million per projectOverall ~ 40% cost share 2 exceed 50% cost share

    Proposed Phase II (Proof-of-Concepts) - about 8 years duration - up to about $4 million/year-project - 20% cost share (minimum)

  • Regional Carbon Sequestration Atlases Regional Sequestration options, potential, and prioritization (direct and/or indirect) Sources of CO2Existing infrastructure and requirements Incorporate Regional Atlases into National RepositoryCourtesy of Tim Carr, KGS, MIDCARB (now NATCARB) ProjectPhase I Outcomes

  • Phase I OutcomesAction Plan for Regulatory ComplianceExisting or future regulations that will impact sequestration programIdentify risk assessment and liability issuesTimeline for permitting regional projectsMMV and Reporting RequirementsResponsibilities Action Plan for Public Outreach and EducationMethods to engage the public Tools to educate stakeholdersRegulatory requirements for public outreach

  • Regional Project Implementation Plan(s)Phase I Outcomes Form Basis of Phase II Concept

    Cost/benefit analysis to support projectPublic Education and Outreach Action Plan(s)Regulatory Compliance Action Plan(s)MMV Project RequirementsIdentify the most promising technologies/ approaches to sequester carbon directly or indirectly and/or capture carbon in the region

  • Phase II of Regional Partnerships NB: Details Still Under Development TasksPerform proof-of-concept field tests for technology & infrastructure conceptsEstablish, implement, and refine:Measurement, monitoring & verification protocolsAccounting, regulatory & liability action plansContinue characterization effortsImplement outreach mechanismsAssessment of regional feasibility and integration of componentsNot a technology development program!

  • General Phase II CharacteristicsScale: Dependent upon FY05 appropriations; current planning is for each selected Partnership to be funded at about $4M/year, but subject to actual appropriations and other programmatic considerations.Cost Share: As the contractual instrument will most likely be Financial Assistance (Cooperative Agreement), there will be a cost share requirement as there was in Phase I; anticipated to be at least 20% but not finalized as of this time.Duration: Expected to be on order of about 8 years; subject to budgets, programmatic needs, and other considerations.Not a more study focus; Focus on implementing plans; drilling and other tangible efforts expected.

  • Draft Phase II RFPAt this point in time, the actual details of the RFP in terms of required tasks, specifications, and evaluation criteria have not been finalized; RFP is currently a work in progresshaving said that: RFP anticipated to be issued January 2005Applications anticipated to be due to DOE-NETL in March-April 2005 timeframeSelections and Awards are planned to be made by the end of FY05 (August-September 2005)

  • Details to Follow

    Stay Tuned

  • Visit the NETL Sequestration

  • Carbon Sequestration E-mail Newsletter

    What follows is a general picture of DOEs Carbon Sequestration Program

    More from the perspectives of a Project Manager that from a Program Manager; the latter what you are probably more used to

    And some projects that I happen to be familiar with to illustrate some of the sequestration aspects of this programIn a nutshell, this is what the Regional Partnerships are about

    See what youve got to work with and conceptualize some of the ways that it could work with Public acceptance

    Note the high level of support the Regional Partnerships enjoy with DOE

    The graphic I was referring to.

    The regional analysis of sources, sinks, and connections between them will begin to pull together and integrate the various components of our Core R&D program

    Ultimately, the realization of the integration of the lessons learned and technologies form Core R&D can merge to build FutureGen

    ...a self-contained minimal/zero emissions power complexSequestration Must Meet Certain Requirements Environmental acceptability and safety:Environmental and safety requirements are the basis for this Programmatic EISSpecific future projects will be subject to further environmental review and documentation in accordance with NEPA.Verifiability:Measurement, Monitoring and Verification (MMV) make up a key element of the Program.MMV will be tailored to the technologies for each method of sequestration.Economic feasibility:Methods that are not economically feasible in the long run will not be considered further.The emergence of a carbon-trading market (national or global) would affect economic feasibility of sequestration methods and would dictate further requirements for MMV.

    [Approximately 2 minutes.]The general structure of these Partnerships has 2 major structural components or Phases

    Phase I is a lets see what weve got and what can we do about it effort

    Phase II is how can we make it happen and what can we expect to result

    Should note that Phase II is not necessarily a clear down-selection of the Phase I Partnerships as they were originally constituted.

    Phase II applications can incorporate lessons learned and have some changes in Partners and rolesOne of the main products of Phase I will be atlases that bring together the data and ideas developed during the Phase I data gathering and analysis tasksOther outcomes and activities for Phase I activities will include addressing the regulatory world and the Public

    Two fundamental areas that will determine the viability of any Implementation Plan

    Note that the regulatory agencies and Public will be engaged in Phase I at the outset

    We do not intend to drop a given Implementation Plan and Phase II work on either of these two key constituencies without their participation and inputAnother important product will be an Implementation Plan for that region

    Laying the groundwork for the Phase II application to address the how can we make it happen and what can we expect to result

    Ive really only given you a set of snapshots that Ive selected (without my usual biases) to give you a sense of a portion of DOEs Sequestration Program

    I would encourage you to visit our Web site and explore the many facets of our Program


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