Subsurface CO2 Storage: Building on Success

Projeo’s projects and initiatives demonstrate CCS technology at real-world, commercial-scale facilities for ammonia production, ethanol production and coal-fired power generation.

(Source: Projeo)

Projeo, based in Illinois, is a project manager for companies’ projects that capture CO2 from industrial processes and permanently store it deep below ground (carbon capture and storage [CCS]). Projeo recently joined GTI as a wholly owned subsidiary.

“I’m having a blast working on subsurface CO2 storage,” said Nick Malkewicz, Projeo president. “We’ve come so far with the technology. The next big thing is scale.”

Malkewicz started his career as a wireline field engineer and led efforts to acquire technical data in oil and gas wells for operating companies. He’s been working on CO2 geologic storage projects for more than 13 years.

“What’s so interesting about geologic storage is that the industry spent decades developing techniques for pulling fossil fuels from rock, and now we are applying those same technologies and new ones for permanently storing CO2,” he said.

More than a decade ago, members of the Projeo team worked with the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Co. to support the Illinois Basin‒Decatur Project (IBDP). The IBDP project confirmed the ability of the Mt. Simon Sandstone to accept and store 1 million metric tons of CO2.

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