Tallgrass Energy has won a grant from the Wyoming Energy Authority to help develop the Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub project in the Denver-Julesburg basin of the state.

The grant is in addition to the Kansas-based midstream company’s proposed direct investment into the project, which aims to establish cost-effective ways to capture, transport, and sequester carbon dioxide in several states.

“The Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub project is a strong addition to our existing decarbonisation initiatives and aligns with our broader clean energy strategy,” said Kyle Quackenbush, segment president at Tallgrass.

“This project can accelerate the state’s goal to be net negative in CO2 emissions by importing and sequestering CO2, and benefit the broader Rocky Mountain and Midwest regions.”

Tallgrass plans to use the Wyoming Energy Authority grant to drill a characterisation well in connection with its anticipated Class VI permit filing for the hub.

Wyoming is one of two states to have been granted regulatory authority over its Class VI wells, and is a leader in CCS in the US with ExxonMobil’’s existing CCS project at its LaBarge facility, which captures more than 6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

“Wyoming is deeply committed to providing decarbonised solutions for the 21st century,” said Dr. Glen Murrell, executive director of the Wyoming Energy Authority.

“We are pleased to be able to fund Tallgrass’s Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub project, which has the potential to add an important resource for our net-zero goals.”

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