The University of Wyoming's School of Energy Resources (SER), with Frontier Carbon Solutions Holdings LLC as a partner and collaborator, was recently awarded $40.5 million by the Department of Energy's CarbonSAFE initiative to further develop the Sweetwater Carbon Storage Hub (SCS Hub), which is expected to eventually hold more than 350 million metric tons of CO2, according to a June 29 press release.

The funding will be used to drill class VI injection wells and expand reservoir characterization across the hub’s area.

“This partnership allows us to highlight Wyoming as a key leader in carbon storage and we will utilize this capital to accelerate the development of the SCS Hub,” said Robby Rockey, president and co-CEO of Frontier.

Frontier, a portfolio company of Tailwater Capital LLC, said that the carbon storage hub will span over 45,000 acres in southwestern Wyoming.

The SCS Hub will be of the first open-source, multipurpose carbon storage hubs in North America. It has been designed to provide a carbon management solution for emitters across the Mountain West. With the recently submitted class VI UIC permits by Frontier.

The company also announced the promotion of Alicia Summers to chief development officer. She will focus on the growth of the SCS Hub and other sequestration sites in the area.

Frontier Carbon Solutions Holdings is a carbon capture, utilization and sequestration project developer based in Dallas, Texas and White Plains, New York.