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Kennedy and Deano pushing for state $$ for research

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4498499-moving-beyond-oil-and-soil-und-ndsu-presidents-seek-state-support-research

More info on Med School $20.3 million research grant

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4496183-20m-grant-brings-researchers-clinicians-together-beat-cancer

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4495309-und-school-medicine-takes-different-approach-cancer-research

EERC gets a nice grant

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4495751-unds-eerc-gets-grant-enhanced-oil-recovery-research

 

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Researchers at the Energy and Environmental Research Center will study ways carbon dioxide can help with oil extraction thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The nearly $3.5 million grant will allow the EERC at UND to establish a field laboratory in the South Central Cut Bank oil field in north central Montana to test the geological storage of carbon dioxide, with the goal of advancing similar storage in the Williston Basin.

 

 

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On 9/13/2018 at 10:29 AM, UNDBIZ said:

I wonder how that research on the Cut Bank formation went. I was part of one of the first horizontal fracturing jobs on that formation and never did hear if the new technology helped the field produce more oil. This CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery could mean big things to these old fields and dying communities around them.

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Minnkota Power (Grand Forks) is a big push behind enhanced (CO2 based) oil recovery. They'd be grabbing off-gas from their stacks (Young Station) and compressing it to CO2 and selling it to the CO2 injectors.

Selling what is normally waste, that sounds good for Minnkota, right?

You missed the real reason: No atmospheric (CO2) emissions from Minnkota's coal plants. 

Project Tundra

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On 7/18/2019 at 6:39 AM, UNDBIZ said:

Denbury Resources uses CO2 in a field near Bowman (the CO2 comes from a nat gas field in Wyoming where it is separated).  It had a lot of accolades for trying from Green investors, as it shifted from fracking to CO2 recovery, and its stock has dropped from $17 to $1.10 in five years.  CO2 recovery may sound great, but it depends on geology to work, which is far from certain.

https://www.denbury.com/investor-relations/press-releases/press-release-details/2018/Denbury-Resources-Sanctions-Cedar-Creek-Anticline-CO2-EOR-Development/default.aspx

Here is an article from Motley Fool extolling Denbury earlier this decade.  If anyone followed their advice, lost almost 95% of the investment.  Motley Fool is usually very good, but energy is notoriously hard to time.

https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2012/08/24/denbury-resources-enhanced-oil-recovery-champions.aspx

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UND to host full-scale oil drilling and completion lab

"When completed, the project will be a $40 million experimental facility that “does not exist anywhere else in the world,” said Vamegh Rasouli, Continental Resources Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and department chair."

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4922554-UND-to-host-full-scale-oil-drilling-and-completion-lab

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8 minutes ago, forksandspoons said:

UND to host full-scale oil drilling and completion lab

"When completed, the project will be a $40 million experimental facility that “does not exist anywhere else in the world,” said Vamegh Rasouli, Continental Resources Distinguished Professor of Petroleum Engineering and department chair."

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4922554-UND-to-host-full-scale-oil-drilling-and-completion-lab

This is a big deal for UND and North Dakota.

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UND’s Colin Combs awarded $1.4 million grant to study the role of gut inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease

http://blogs.und.edu/und-today/2020/10/the-belly-brain-connection/

"The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is coming off its best research year ever in terms of dollars awarded. Researchers based in the school pulled in a record $30.8 million in FY 2019-20 for projects focused not only on neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, but cancer, Indigenous health and various infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

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On 7/18/2019 at 2:11 PM, Sioux>Bison said:

I wonder how that research on the Cut Bank formation went. I was part of one of the first horizontal fracturing jobs on that formation and never did hear if the new technology helped the field produce more oil. This CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery could mean big things to these old fields and dying communities around them.

 

Is this your answer? https://www.grandforksherald.com/business/agriculture/6897562-Agribusiness-announces-2-billion-project-to-store-captured-carbon-from-ethanol-in-North-Dakota

This is a long article with a ton of info, some Snippets:

ALDEN, Iowa — Although final details and permits have yet to be worked out, an Iowa agribusiness company announced plans on Friday, Feb. 19, to build a $2 billion pipeline network that will carry liquefied carbon dioxide from ethanol plants in four states to underground storage in North Dakota.

Twenty ethanol plants, and possibly 20 more in the longer term, agreed to join the company in its venture that will reduce the carbon footprint at the plants by the equivalent of taking 2 million cars off the road or sequestering about 10 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.

He also didn't release the location of the large underground saline formations for storage in North Dakota. An estimated 10 wells would be constructed on the sites to put the carbon dioxide underground.

North Dakota was selected for storage because of those geologic formations and also because of favorable regulations for drilling the wells into the formations, Kirchhoff said.

In an email, Hoeven said the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership led by the University of North Dakota's Energy & Environmental Research Center has studied and evaluated the pore space throughout the state to determine where geologic storage can be done safely. He also said there is a state legal and regulatory system to ensure companies store the carbon dioxide properly and the wells are maintained over the long term.

Landowners will also receive a financial benefit as they will be compensated for pore space used for storage.

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46 minutes ago, Bison Dan said:

They better get permission from all 5 tribes because we know that they control all state land.

Will love to hear their argument against this.  Can they still try to say its bad for the environment?  Not that facts matter or anything.

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18 minutes ago, nodak651 said:

Will love to hear their argument against this.  Can they still try to say its bad for the environment?  Not that facts matter or anything.

Carries CO2 - what environmentalist consider a poison.  

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