Class VI Wells Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage
Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) refers to the process in which carbon is captured from industrial processes and either utilized by turning the carbon into a new product or stored by injecting the carbon into a storage site, usually underground in a geologic formation.
(Energy & Environmental Research Center – University of North Dakota)
Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (2020 Edition) 35-11-103:
- (xx) "Geologic sequestration" means the injection of carbon dioxide and associated constituents into subsurface geologic formations intended to prevent its release into the atmosphere;
- (xxi) "Geologic sequestration site" means the underground geologic formations where the carbon dioxide is intended to be stored;
- (xxii) "Geologic sequestration facilities" means the surface equipment used for transport, storage and injection of carbon dioxide.
Carbon sequestration permit requirements and Unitization are outlined in 35-11-313 through 35-11-317
Water Quality Rules Chapter 24, Section 2(v) “Geologic sequestration project” means an injection well or wells used to emplace a carbon dioxide stream into an injection zone for geologic sequestration. It includes the subsurface three-dimensional extent of the carbon dioxide plume, associated pressure front, and displaced fluid, as well as the surface area above that delineated region.