About the Partnership

About the Partnership






About the PCOR Partnership
The Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership is one of seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The partnership is led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With over 120 public and private sector stakeholders, it is laying the groundwork for permanent, safe, and practical underground storage of carbon dioxide from industrial facilities in the PCOR Partnership region. This region includes all or part of nine states and four Canadian provinces.

Characterization Phase (2003-2005)

In Phase I of the program, work focused on characterizing more than 900 major stationary sources of CO2 as well as the geologic storage layers suitable for CO2 storage in the PCOR Partnership.

Validation Phase (2005-2009)

In Phase II, the PCOR Partnership completed four small-scale field validation tests. These field projects were designed to build the core of local technical expertise and experience needed to facilitate future large-scale CO2 sequestration efforts in the region. See the Phase II Prospectus (337 KB PDF).

About the Partnership






PCOR Partnership at Bell Creek

Commercial Demonstration Phase (2007-2018+)

The Phase III program focuses on implementing two commercial-scale geologic carbon sequestration demonstration projects in the region.

More on Phase III

Membership in the PCOR Partnership provides unique opportunities to develop working relationships with stakeholders that represent a diverse cross section of CO2 producers, end users, environmental groups, and regulators. Become a partner!