Equinor and Battelle to Explore Carbon Capture and Storage Potential in the Appalachian Basin | News


COLUMBUS, Ohio and HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 1, 2022–

Equine signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a leading science and technology company Battle to advance the development of a regional decarbonized energy cluster in the tri-state area of ​​Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

“The Appalachian Basin is a major energy-producing region that also holds great promise as a leader in the decarbonization of American industry,” said Chris Golden, country manager for Equinor US. “Our regional hub vision will meet tomorrow’s energy demands while maintaining U.S. industrial competitiveness in a net zero scenario.”

“Collaborating with Battelle, a like-minded organization with extensive experience in key low-carbon initiatives, brings us closer to realizing our ambitions,” Golden said.

The partnership between Equinor, a leading global energy company, with offices in Hannibal, Ohio and Triadelphia, West Virginia and Battelle, based in Columbus, Ohio, the world’s largest independent research and development company, will enable the rapid development and of one of the first low-carbon industrial regions in the United States.

“We are thrilled to be working on such an important technology challenge with a company of Equinor’s stature,” said John Tombari, divisional director for Battelle’s carbon management business. “We look forward to a lasting collaboration that will have real impact.”

As part of the agreement, Equinor and Battelle will undertake feasibility studies to examine the regional potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and collaborate on stakeholder outreach.

Battelle is a leader in the capture, use and storage of geological carbon dioxide with more than 100 projects worldwide over the past 20 years.

Equinor has decades of experience in CCS projects of varying sizes, from research and development to operations. Since 1996, Equinor has captured and safely stored over 23 million tonnes of CO2.

About Equinor

Equinor is a global energy company committed to providing affordable energy to societies and playing a leading role in the energy transition. Based in Norway, we are on the road to net zero emissions by optimizing our oil and gas portfolio, accelerating the growth of renewables and developing pioneering developments in carbon capture and hydrogen. With over 35 years of experience in the United States, our world-class portfolio spans across oil and gas, offshore wind, and low-carbon value chains. Learn more about equinor.com.

About Battelle

Every day, the people at Battelle apply science and technology to solve what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and provides essential services to government and commercial customers. Based in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit www.battelle.org.

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