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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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North Dakota program awards 8 energy efficiency grants

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s federally funded State Energy Program has awarded eight grants totaling nearly $267,000. The program’s mission is to promote energy conservation and efficiency, and reduce the growth rate of energy demand. The largest grant of $105,000 is going to North Dakota State University’s architecture program, for an education campaign. NDSU also is getting $18,500 for education ...

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UND’s EERC wins Open Innovation Challenge award

The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota was named one of the five winners of the inaugural Open Innovation Challenge sponsored by the Sustainability Collaboration between Statoil and GE Oil and Gas. The challenge focused on the use of sand in unconventional oil and gas operations, and the EERC was recognized for its development ...

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Doing more with less: Carbonating the Bakken

In an effort to maximize the production potential of Bakken oil wells, the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) is leading the charge in demonstrating the value of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques amidst the current, undulating, oil price market. Within the span of one year, oil prices have dropped by nearly half, causing oil and ...

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C02 and advanced recovery to be tested in the Bakken

This summer, North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) will test the technique of using carbon dioxide for advanced oil recovery on its first commercial oil well, reports The Bismarck Tribune. The Tribune reports that EERC Director Tom Erickson said the center has been talking with its affiliates to select a well suitable for the testing process. This trial ...

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