Background: DOE Carbon Sequestration Research Initiatives
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) funded a project titled “Reactive, Multi-phase Behavior of CO2 in Saline Aquifers beneath the Colorado Plateau” for a three-year period beginning August 13, 2000.
This project involves three research organizations: the Utah Geological Survey (UGS), the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah (EGI), and Industrial Research Limited from New Zealand (IRL). The Principal Investigators are Rick Allis (UGS), Joe Moore (EGI) and Stephen White (IRL).
In addition to the funding from NETL, more funding is being contributed by the UGS and the Utah Energy Office. Total funding for this project is $428,000.