Return Carbon Joins the Port of Corpus Christi Project Proposal to the Department of Energy’s CarbonSAFE Program

September 2022
Harbor of Corpus Cristi, TX

The Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative began in 2016 with the goal of addressing the key gaps on the critical path towards Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) deployment in the US. The vision of CarbonSAFE is to understand the development of a CCS storage complex from the feasibility study until the point of injection through the following phases of project progress. The CarbonSAFE Initiative will reduce technical risk, uncertainty, and the cost of commercial-scale saline storage projects. The Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA), in collaboration with Return Carbon and other industry and academia partner, has proposed an 18-month feasibility study under the CarbonSAFE Initiative to define and assess a subsurface geologic CO2 storage complex offshore Corpus Christi, TX, to serve the multiple emitters in the largest energy port in the United States. Project objectives are to reduce project risks and costs for subsequent commercial development, to bring specific storage resources into commercial classifications that support business and financial decisions, and to rapidly grow of a vibrant, geographically widespread industry for geologic carbon storage in the Coastal Bend CCS Hub region of the central Texas coast.

Return Carbon is a Stecc/Return venture