Carbon America Submits First Class VI Permit Application In Nebraska

Carbon America Submits First Class VI Permit Application In Nebraska - Carbon Herald
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Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) company Carbon America has just submitted a Class VI injection well permit application in Nebraska. 

The application submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks the first of its kind to be filed in Nebraska and the second to be filed by Carbon America. 

The company submitted its first permit application earlier this year in Colorado, when CEO Brent Lewis commented: 

“This Class VI CO2 Injection Well permit submission marks a crucial milestone for both Carbon America and the region. The application is the culmination of years of technical analysis and data collection enabled by our deep subsurface and regulatory expertise.”

Relevant: Carbon America Applies For First Class VI CO2 Injection Well Permit

Being granted permits for Class VI injection wells would allow Carbon America to permanently store carbon dioxide underground, thus supporting the region’s ethanol industry and reducing its environmental impact. 

If granted, the Class VI injection well permit in Nebraska will enable 175,000 tons of CO2 emissions from the Bridgeport Ethanol CCS project to be safely stored in geologic storage sites.

Director of Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, Jessica Rinehart Gregg, who led the team working on the permit process, said: “We are so incredibly proud of our team for all the hard work and expertise that went into this first of its kind permit. Thank you to all our collaborators who contributed along the way to help make climate change history!” 

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