Project to retrofit existing power plants to capture CO2 awarded $6 million

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Project Tundra has been awarded $6 million by the U.S. Department of Energy. The technology project aims to retrofit existing power plants to capture carbon dioxide.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, said: “This technology holds the promise of reducing or eliminating emissions at our existing power plants in a cost-effective manner, which means we can continue to have reliable and affordable energy, while also advancing better environmental stewardship."

The project is being developed by Allete Clean Energy, Minnkota Power and BNI Coal in partnership with the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota. The grant will allow the partnership to design and test the technology.