CASPER, Wyo. — A new direct air carbon capture project is slated to be developed in Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council announced Thursday.
“Project Bison” aims to remove and store 5 million tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide per year by 2030, the WBC said. The project is a partnership between CarbonCapture Inc. and Frontier Carbon Solutions.
If the project gets regulatory approval, operations are expected to begin in late 2023. It would be the first carbon removal facility to use Class VI storage wells to permanently store carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere and would be the first large-scale project in the United States to utilize direct air capture systems, the WBC said.