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Carbon Capture Project Moves Into Final Development Stage

Minnkota Power Cooperative has announced that Project Tundra is moving into its final stage of project development. The project combines decades of energy industry expertise to build one of the world’s largest carbon capture projects in North Dakota.

North Dakota Approves Loan for Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Project Tundra

On Monday, May 23, the North Dakota Industrial Commission approved loans and grants worth more than $115 million for three projects aiming to use emerging technologies to store carbon dioxide underground. Among such loans and grants is a $100 million low-interest loan for Project Tundra, Minnkota Power Cooperative’s carbon capture project.

Minnkota’s Project Tundra Carbon Capture Study Approved by North Dakota Regulators

North Dakota regulators approved a $5.4 million grant for the final engineering study related to Minnkota Power Cooperative’s (Minnkota) Project Tundra carbon capture project. The project aims to capture carbon emissions from the coal-fired plant and bury them underground. If Minnkota decides to move forward with the project, they could begin construction by the end of 2022.

Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Carbon Capture Plan Approved by North Dakota Regulators

North Dakota’s Industrial Commission has approved Minnkota Power Cooperative’s underground storage plan designed to capture emissions from the cooperative’s Milton R. Young Station coal-fired power plant. The project is designed to inject carbon dioxide from the plant into underground rocks. If Minnkota decides to move forward with the project, construction could finish by...

CEO of Minnkota Power Cooperative Urges Congress to Boost Carbon Capture Technologies

Mac McLennan, President and CEO of Minnkota Power Cooperative, recently urged members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy to prioritize reliability and resiliency in the wake of power stability issues across the country. Specifically, Mr. McLennan asked Congress to support carbon capture technologies through passage of the Carbon Capture Modernization Act....

Minnkota and Fluor Work on Carbon Capture Project

Fluor Corporation has been awarded the front-end engineering and design for Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Project Tundra. Project Tundra is a carbon capture, utilization and storage retrofit project at the Milton R. Young Station in North Dakota.

Minnkota Power Cooperative Wants to Build the World’s Largest Carbon Capture Facility

Grand Forks-based Minnkota Power Cooperative has launched Project Tundra, an initiative to build the largest power plant-based carbon capture facility in the world, with construction commencing as early as 2022. The planned facility would potentially capture more than 90 percent of carbon dioxide emitted from The Milton R. Young Station, a coal-fired power plant close to the town of...

Project Tundra Awarded $9.8 Million for Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will provide $9.8 million for Front-End Engineering and Design work for Project Tundra and the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota to continue leading the Plains Carbon Dioxide Reduction Partnership. Project Tundra seeks to build a carbon-capture unit at Minnkota Power Cooperative’s existing...

FEMA to Aid System Repairs for Minnkota

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has committed $5.9 million to Minnkota Power Cooperative to help repair damaged equipment due to severe storms, tornadoes, winds and flooding that occurred last summer. FEMA noted the critical role Minnkota plays in providing power to communities and the need to support that mission.

Federal Appellate Court Overturns Minnesota Law Restricting Imported Power

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision finding that a Minnesota law that prohibited sales of coal-based generation into a regional market violated federal statutes and interfered with interstate commerce.  Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Minnkota Power Cooperative argued that the law had detrimental impacts on power generators across the Midwest but may now serve...

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