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Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership 2008
Annual Meeting and Workshops Summary
September 16-18, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) PCOR Partnership Annual Meeting and Workshops were held at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Maple Grove, Minnesota, September 16-18, 2008. These events were extremely beneficial for PCOR Partnership members, as relationships were made and great discussion was engaged.

Annual Meeting Summary
The PCOR Partnership Annual Meeting began on Wednesday, September 17, 2008. The meeting offered an informative and interactive atmosphere for PCOR Partnership members, providing an update on the progress of the geologic and terrestrial Phase II validation test activities and the upcoming Phase III demonstration projects. The meeting concluded on Thursday, September 18, with a panel discussion from our partners on various carbon management activities within their businesses.

Workshop Summaries
In conjunction with this year’s PCOR Partnership Annual Meeting, the following workshops were held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008:
  • CO2 Capture, Separation, and Compression
    This half day workshop covered a wide range of topics from CO2 capture technologies and applications to CO2 compression, transport, and economics.
  • Carbon Market Trading
    In order to provide our partners with details on emerging carbon markets, a half day meeting was held to discuss current and future activities, as well as an overview of regional and national initiatives.

Geologic Working Group Side Meeting Summary
A number of partners involved in geologic characterization within the PCOR Partnership held their yearly meeting on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, in conjunction with the PCOR Partnership Annual Meeting. These partners included various entities from public agencies, utilities, oil and gas companies, and universities.

The PCOR Partnership 2008 Annual Meeting and Workshops attracted 99 attendees representing 55 organizations from 18 states and five Canadian provinces.

Thank You
The PCOR Partnership would like to thank our partners for their support and participation. We would also like to send a special thank you to Great River Energy for allowing us to tour their new headquarters facility and to RPS Energy for sponsoring the social event.

We are currently making plans for the next annual meeting. If you have any thoughts about a location or dates, please contact Stephanie Wolfe, EERC Research Specialist, by e-mail at or by phone at (701) 777-5229.