Deploying Solutions For Societies Net-Zero Ambitions
Solimar Infrastructure LLC is focused on identifying viable solutions for carbon capture, storage, and use as well as promoting clean hydrogen, bioenergy, and bioproducts. These initiatives will not only contribute to a thriving carbon economy but also foster sustainable development and create opportunities for long-term growth.
Solimar Infrastructure LLC, “a subsidiary of Solimar Power Partners,” is the lead developer for the “Drunkards Wash CO2 Hub” in Carbon County, Utah. The Hub is the cornerstone of a vast network of local power and industrial facilities that optimize CO2 capture, shared infrastructure transport, and vast geological storage opportunities. The “Drunkards Wash C02 Hub” is designed to attract the following low-carbon emission industries: clean hydrogen, bio-energy and bio-products, zero-emission natural gas power plants, and direct air capture.
The Intermountain West Opportunity
The Intermountain West region of the U.S. is composed of states with shared geographical, environmental, and demographic attributes that present a broad spectrum of carbon-neutral energy opportunities (https://iwest.org/). The states also share related energy challenges, including persistent drought and economic dependency on fossil fuel.
Carbon Neutrality in the Intermountain West
Carbon neutrality is a state of net-zero emissions achieved by having an equal balance between greenhouse gas emissions and emissions removed from the atmosphere, either by the planet’s natural absorption or by capture technologies that allow carbon to be stored or reused. Achieving and maintaining carbon neutrality is essential to securing a clean energy future.
In a region defined by fossil fuel-based economies, going carbon neutral is imperative, but how do we get there, and what will it mean for regional communities? Carbon neutrality in the Intermountain West means CO2 emissions produced in the region must either be captured locally or offset by similar levels of CO2 being absorbed into the oceans, forests, and underground reservoirs. On a practical level, achieving net-zero emissions and creating jobs go together.
Building new infrastructure, improving public health, and advancing environmental justice are just some of the ways tackling climate change will strengthen working communities throughout the region. Solimar Infrastructure LLC is focused on identifying viable solutions for carbon capture, storage, and use as well as promoting clean hydrogen, bioenergy, and bioproducts. These initiatives will not only contribute to a thriving carbon economy but also foster sustainable development and create opportunities for long-term growth.
Intermountain West Low-Carbon Solutions
Carbon Capture, Use, and Storage
The transition to a clean energy future requires reliable ways to capture, use, store, and remove carbon while creating regional economic opportunities.
In hard-to-decarbonize sectors, such as industry, power, and transportation, hydrogen is a critical tool. Fossil fuel infrastructure can be converted to generate hydrogen fuel, and this transition will play a key role in the Intermountain West’s energy transition.
Bioenergy and Bioproducts
To meet carbon-reduction goals, we must invest in science and technologies focused on converting biomass into useful products, fuels, and fuel additives.