Colorado School of Mines, Carbon America and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) were awarded $32.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance the development of a carbon storage hub for the Pueblo, Colorado area.

The DOE’s Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative aims to develop large-scale, commercial carbon storage projects with capacities to store 50 or more million metric tons of carbon dioxide underground.

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CarbonSAFE Eos was one of nine projects selected by DOE as part of a $242 million nationwide investment. It intends to reduce industrial emissions from cement, hydrogen and power plant operations and at the same time, create a community-centric model for carbon capture and storage (CCS) from the ground up.

The federal funding will cover data collection, detailed site characterization, planning, permitting and significant community and stakeholder engagement for the project, as well as training for the next generation of CCS professionals.

The project team will start early pre-planning outreach activities for the project, with community engagement workshops will be held in the Pueblo region.

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