Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership

About the Partnership

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About the Partnership

The Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership is a multiyear collaboration of over 80 U.S. and Canadian stakeholders that is laying the groundwork for practical and environmentally sound carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration projects in the PCOR Partnership Region in the heartland of North America. Meet the PCOR Partnership Partners.

Phase I - PCOR Partnership Program - In the fall of 2003, the PCOR Partnership embarked on a 2-year, $3.3 million Phase I program focused on characterizing sequestration opportunities in the region.

Phase II - PCOR Partnership Program - In the fall of 2005, the PCOR Partnership launched its 4-year, $21 million Phase II program focused on carbon sequestration field validation projects. The Phase II sequestration field projects are designed to build the core of local technical expertise and experience needed to facilitate future large-scale CO2 sequestration efforts in the region's subsurface and terrestrial settings. See the Phase II prospectus (337 KB PDF).

Phase III - PCOR Partnership Program - In the fall of 2007, the PCOR Partnership was selected for a 10-year, multimillion dollar Phase III program focused on implementing two commercial-scale geologic carbon sequestration demonstration projects in the region.

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The PCOR Partnership is led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. Meet the PCOR Partnership Team.

The PCOR Partnership is one of seven regional partnerships under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (RCSP) Program.

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!