Site Characterization for Carbon Dioxide Storage to Support Escalante Hydrogen Power Plant Project
New-Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) is collaborating with industrial partners Logos Resources and eH2Power.
The Escalante power plant, located in the San Juan basin in north-western New-Mexico, will be producing CO2 as a bi-product from the ‘blue hydrogen process’ utilizing natural gas to create hydrogen.
The plant is estimated to produce over 1.5 MMTCO2 for a period of not less than 30 years.
NMT is working to identify a suitable CO storage complex within 75-mile radius of the Escalante Power Plant, determine its capacity and produce an injection plan designed for long-term CO storage.
The team utilized a well database developed by the CUSP in addition to cores and data to develop a geological model of potential storage formations. and the project has completed first COinjection simulations.
Project Leads: Dr. Dana Ulmer-Scholle & Dr. Sai Wang (NMT)
Industry Partners: Logos Resources and eH2Power
Pre-feasibility study to ascertain storage potential for technology venture on improving the CO2 storage ability in coalbed formation
Impact on Carbon Storage
Demonstrates CO2 storage and blue hydrogen economical framework