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    • Strategic Energy Resources within the Western Energy Corridor: A Foundation for Regional Energy & Economic Development Michael Hagood Idaho National Laboratory 2010 Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit Broomfield, Colorado April 9, 2010
    • The Western Edmonton Energy Corridor contains energy Calgary Saskatoon resources Regina strategic in meeting North Grand Forks America’s energy Helena Bismarck Billings security Boise challenges Rapid City Casper SLC Denver Oil shale Uranium Oil sands Coal basins 2
    • Unconventional natural gas will have a major impact on energy CBM portfolio investments, Tight Sands Shale Gas 3
    • Unlocking the vast energy resources within the Western Energy Corridor will require integrating, optimizing and stewarding a diverse set of North American energy resources, interconnected by a dependable delivery infrastructure, and developed in an environmentally responsible manner Today: High Carbon Intensity Low Carbon Intensity Foreign Dependent Domestic Dependent Trillions $ to foreign economies Trillions $ to U.S. economy Fossil Fossil Nuclear Nuclear The energy corridor Renewables contains a unique and Renewables rich base of carbon, hydrogen and primary energy sources to create fuels, electricity and other products 4
    • The Energy Corridor Forms a Rich Foundation for Establishing Hybrid Energy System Approaches at Multiple Scales Hydrogen Generation Plant Upgrade of fossil and bio feedstocks Catalytic feedstock for coal to liquids Renewable-Electric Integration Liquid Fuels & Chemicals Plant Electrolysis or co-electrolysis driver Coal and biomass to liquids Additional electricity to grid Process chemicals Result Drive down carbon footprint—Leverage existing energy distribution Nuclear Island Carbon Feedstock Coal systems—Energy where generation it / when you need Biomass more Present or future you need Process heat and/or electricity it—Get renewables to the consumer, faster Recycled carbon 5 5
    • Hybrid Energy Systems can help form a foundation for energy security, a renewed industrial base and sustainable economic prosperity within the region Stewarded wildlife, waters, air, natural/energy resources Hybrid Energy Systems allow communities to move up the energy value chain to create more advanced manufacturing jobs and products Industrial Enterprises (Belleplaine) 6
    • INL is pursuing creation of a AB/SK? hybrid energy systems testing Calgary program which can result in Nuclear Assist promoting integrated platform Helena Renewable Energy w/ Coal- Coal- Based development of regional platforms Boise resources HYTEST Renewable Hub Energy w/ Coal- Coal- Based platforms SLC Renewable Energy, Denver Oil Shale and Other Fossil Energy Platform HYTEST Regional Testing Relationships 7
    • Future regional energy decisions will be made in an increasingly complex environment requiring more sophisticated, science based, decision making tools and applied RD&D to reduce risks Regional political and technological leadership is essential in addressing our energy and environment grand challenges 8
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