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MRCSP Partners Meeting – Program Review

November 9, 2012

MRCSP held a review meeting from October 29 to 30 in Independence, Ohio. Nearly 60 industry and research team members participated in a review of current research and information related to carbon storage, capture, and utilization. The presentations included updates on MRCSP carbon dioxide utilization monitoring project, regional geologic opportunities, and updates from industry leaders on regulatory, capture, wellbore integrity, and research roadmap. The review meeting provided a chance for information sharing, obtaining partner feedback, and reflecting on lessons learned and accomplishments made.

The meeting also featured field trips to Dominion East Ohio’s Gas System storage operation and the Babcock & Wilcox Research Center. Dominion East Ohio’s natural gas storage field, located outside Akron, Ohio, has been operating since 1942. Operations include 762 storage wells, a total storage capacity of over 142 billion cubic feet, and operating pressures of 1,500 psig. Babcock & Wilcox Research Center is a 66,500 square foot facility in Barberton, Ohio, featuring state-of-the-art oxy-fuel combustion and solvent-based carbon dioxide capture pilot plants, as well as bench-scale systems for the development of clean energy generation technologies.

The objectives of these field trips were to provide participants with an example of an analogous gas storage and transmission system, as well as a better understanding of the research underway to develop carbon dioxide capture technologies.

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