Gulf Coast Sequestration (GCS), a Lake Charles, LA-based company created to partner with industrial customers to capture and contain carbon dioxide (CO2) underground, said this week it launched the process to obtain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval.

Gulf Coast Sequestration

The initial step involved filing a detailed technical submission to delineate its Area of Review – an EPA term for the region where underground sources of drinking water might be endangered by the injection of CO2. 

“This is a significant step in the company’s effort to build and operate the country’s premier carbon sequestration project, which is designed to permanently store more than 80 million tons of carbon in deep geologic formations,” the company said.

GCS said once completed, its sequestration...