Hoeven: DOE Awards $2.5 Million to Advance CCUS at Marathon Renewable Diesel Facility in Dickinson

Senator Advanced EERC Project Application to Strengthen ND’s Leadership in CCUS, Expand the Nexus between Ag & Energy

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $2.5 million grant to the University of North Dakota’s (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), along with partners Marathon Petroleum Corporation and TC Energy, to advance the implementation of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology at the Marathon renewable diesel facility in Dickinson. The award is being made under the Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSP) program, following Hoeven’s efforts to support the RCSP program through annual appropriations bills as a member of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee.

“Renewable diesel provides an important local market for our state’s soybean growers, while supporting good-paying jobs like we’ve worked to bring through new soybean crush facilities in Jamestown and Casselton and diversifying North Dakota’s role as a global energy leader. This $2.5 million award to support the implementation of CCUS at the Marathon facility in Dickinson builds upon the strong partnership between our ag and energy industries, and this project comes as another important example of how our state is leading the way in new energy innovations,” said Hoeven.