The Miller Mountain Project is a strategic initiative aimed at voluntary hydrocarbon abatement within the Appalachian Basin, with a specific focus on Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Using the advanced hydrocarbon sequestration-in-place (SIP) methodology, the project is expected to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, contributing to regional and global climate change mitigation efforts. Additionally, reduced water consumption and non-potable water production align with sustainable water resource management practices.Download the Analysis
As per the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), carbon sequestration refers to the process of underground capturing and storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Carbon sequestration involves the extended retention of carbon in various reservoirs, including plants, soils, geological formations, and the ocean. This process occurs naturally and is also influenced by human activities, specifically aiming to store carbon that could otherwise be released as carbon dioxide gas. With rising apprehensions about climate change due to elevated carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, there has been significant attention given to enhancing carbon sequestration rates through alterations in land use, forestry, and geoengineering methods like carbon capture and storage. See Figure 1 below for an overview of carbon sequestration.