CarbonSAFE Initiative

The Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), began in 2016 with the goal of expanding CCS deployment accross the U.S. Building upon the knowledge and experience of the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships’ (RCSPs’), such as CUSP, this initiative is performing identification and detailed characterization of geologic storage sites.

The CarbonSAFE Initiative supports CCS projects from the feasibility study until the point of injection through the following phases:

  • Phase I: Integrated Pre-Feasibility Projects
  • Phase II: Storage Complex Feasibility Projects
  • Phase III: Site Characterization and Permitting
  • Phase IV: Construction

To learn more about the different Phases visit NETL CarbonSAFE overview or contact us to be involved and/or apply to be part of a CarbonSAFE project.

All active CarbonSAFE projects and publications can be found at the following link:

The CUSP Supports CarbonSAFE Initiatives

Many CUSP partners are collaborating to develop CarbonSAFE Initiatives over the Western U.S.

The CUSP team can help you to develop your CCS/CCUS project through the CarbonSAFE Initiative.

CarbonSAFE projects in the CUSP region:

 San Juan Basin CarbonSAFE Phase III: Ensuring Safe Subsurface Storage of CO2 in Saline Reservoirs.

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 Front End Engineering Design Study for Retrofit Post-Combustion Carbon Capture on a Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plant – Fluor’s amine-based Ecoamine FG Plus

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Integrated Midcontinent stacked Carbon Storage Hub Storage Complex feasibility assessment
Commercial-Scale Carbon Storage Complex Feasibility Study at Dry Fork Station, Wyoming
Integrated Pre-Feasibility Study for CO2 Geologic Storage in the Cascadia Basin, Offshore Washington State and British Columbia
California CO2 Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (C2SAFE)
CarbonSAFE Rocky Mountains Phase I: Ensuring Safe Subsurface Storage of CO2 in the Intermountain West
Integrated CCS for Kansas (ICKan)
Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility in the Northwest Gulf of Mexico