Programmatic Goals of The Carbon Utilization and Storage Project For the Western USA (CUSP)

  • Accelerate onshore CCUS technology deployment in the Western Region of the United States.
  • Coordinate capabilities and experience within (and outside of) CUSP region to accelerate CCUS deployment in four key activities
    • Addressing key technical challenges
    • Facilitating data collection, sharing and analysis
    • Evaluating regional infrastructure
    • Promoting regional technology transfer



Technical Objectives

  • Improve the understanding of the impacts of CO2 injection/storage
  • Ensure safe, secure, efficient and affordable CO2 injection/containment
  • Support development and validation of NRAP tools
  • Participate in the development of Machine Learning-based tools/methods