Longleaf CCS Hub & DOE Funding Award

January 18, 2024

The Longleaf CCS Hub is pleased to announce its participation in a project awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). Coordination with DOE is underway, allowing for $17.9 million in funding to support the characterization and permitting efforts to develop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub near Bucks, Alabama.

We would especially like to thank the many federal, state and local officials, business leaders, educational institutions and others who provided letters of support as part of the DOE application process.

This DOE funding brings together a diverse project team, which includes the Southern States Energy Board (award recipient), Tenaska, Advanced Resources International, Crescent Resource Innovation, ENTECH Strategiesthe Geological Survey of Alabamathe University of South Alabama, and WilliamsBaker Hughes Oil Field Services and Environmental Resources Management will also participate as vendors, with Southern Company Services taking on the role of the Project Industry Network lead.

We are committed to being a good business neighbor in the Mobile area and are working to establish a Community Benefits Plan (CBP) as part of the DOE award. The CBP will include a strong educational and employment program aimed at increasing knowledge of CCS, communicating our ambitions, and expanding access to energy careers through presentations and job fairs.

The Longleaf CCS Hub is not only a significant environmental initiative but also promises to bring considerable economic benefits to the region. It is expected to prolong the operating life of emitter facilities, many of which are vital employers and taxpayers. Additionally, it will help industries achieve net-zero goals. 

We are encouraged by this momentous step forward in our mission, as well as the feedback and continued support of stakeholders across the Mobile community and southern Alabama.

Thank you for being part of our journey.