The research activities of the Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership are interdisciplinary in nature and take an iterative approach that builds on previous work. We work with partners with expertise in engineering, geology, chemistry, biology, policy, geographic information systems (GIS), economics, and other fields.
BSCSP works with our partners to research and develop novel approaches for both terrestrial and geologic carbon storage in the Big Sky region. Our team combines top level science, cutting-edge technology, and lessons learned to store CO2 safely and foster clean energy solutions. Our work is accomplished through paper studies, field-based research, computer modeling, data analysis, extensive baseline measurements, small-scale pilot projects and large-scale demonstration projects. In addition, BSCSP is dedicated to improving public understanding of carbon storage technologies and tracking state and federal regulatory policies related to CCS practices. BSCSP’s research program includes the following current and past projects:
Kevin Dome Carbon Storage Project
BSCSP is conducting a large-scale carbon storage project at Kevin Dome, a geologic structure located in Toole County, Montana.
Basalt Small-Scale Injection Pilot Project
BSCSP is working with Battelle and others to conduct a 1,000 ton CO2 injection into deep basalt formations located near Wallula, Washington.