New podcast focuses on North Dakota’s carbon dioxide leadership  

Charlie Gorecki, chief executive officer of the UND Energy & Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks is Kate Muggerud’s guest on this week’s new podcast titled “Mined: Lignite Energy in America.”

Charlie Gorecki, CEO of the Energy & Environmental Research Center

Charlie talks about the history of carbon dioxide storage research that has been ongoing since 2003 and the many partners who are working with EERC researchers.  He also looks ahead at projects that have been announced in North Dakota and how the state has become a leader in managing carbon dioxide through capture, utilization and storage projects.  

Charlie has been with EERC for the past 12 years and was named to his current position last July. EERC performs research projects for both the lignite and oil industries. Their work with carbon dioxide involves both industries as the CO2 can be used for enhanced oil recovery.

Each week, host Kate Muggerud interviews leaders within the energy industry on a variety of topics. Kate – a North Dakota native — began the podcast to explore and learn more about the energy field and emerging markets in her home state. Her goal is to connect with others who have the same interest and wish to become more knowledgeable about energy and emerging technologies. 

Mined: Lignite Energy in America is sponsored and produced by the Lignite Energy Council, a trade association representing the power plants, mines and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant in North Dakota along with more than 300 companies that provide goods and services to the lignite industry.

Here is the link to the Podcast on the LEC Website –

This Podcast series is also available on Spotify and Apple Radio.