Monday, 18 June 2012 - 10:00am
Conference
United States

The Clean Technology Conference Program is uniquely designed to match emerging clean technology solutions with corporate and utility partners and investors.

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) plans to build a post-combustion capture system to a newly built thermal power production unit as part of Phase III of the Shengli Power Plant development in Dongying City, Shandong Province, China. The CO2 capture facilities, with a capacity of 1 Mtpa, are expected to begin operation in the 2020s. The captured CO2 would be transported by pipeline to the Shengli oilfield for enhanced oil recovery.

The ACTL plans to transport CO2 from a number of sources in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, near Redwater, to declining oil fields in Central Alberta for the purpose of enhanced oil recovery. The initial sources of CO2 for the ACTL include the existing Agrium fertiliser plant which will have a CO2 recovery facility retrofitted by Enhance Energy (and able to capture 0.3 - 0.6 Mtpa CO2 for transport via ACTL). The ACTL is expected to be operational in 2019.

The ACTL plans to transport CO2 from a number of sources in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, near Redwater, to declining oil fields in Central Alberta for the purpose of enhanced oil recovery. The initial sources of CO2 for the ACTL includes the new build North West Redwater (NWR) Partnership's Sturgeon Refinery, which will include a new CO2 compression and cooling facility owned by Enhance Energy (and able to capture 1.2 -1.4 Mtpa CO2 for transport via ACTL). The ACTL is expected to be operational in 2019.

Monday, 27 February 2012 - 11:00am
Conference
London

The Platts European ‘Carbon Capture and Storage' conference has grown together with the industry and provided attendees with an overview of European CCS and its development including the latest in policy developments, deployment challenges like finance, public awareness and storage liability, and showcased the leading projects in their various stages from Europe and from around the world. The Global CCS Institute is a supporting partner of this conference, if you are an Institute Member you are entitled to 15 per cent off the registration fee.

The Century Plant natural gas treatment facility in Texas, when fully operational, has a CO2 capture capacity of around 8.4 Mtpa. Captured CO2 is transported via a pipeline system to oil fields for enhanced oil recovery.

The Terrell gas processing facility is one of the 'original' Val Verde natural gas processing plants in west Texas, that began capturing CO2 as part of gas processing since the early 1970s. Captured CO2 is transported via the Val Verde pipeline to McCamey, Texas, where it connects with the Canyon Reef Carriers (CRC) pipeline and the Pecos pipeline. The CO2 is then distributed to mature oil fields for enhanced oil recovery. The Terrell facility has a CO2 capture capacity of around 0.4-0.5 Mtpa.

The Shute Creek gas treating facility, located in Wyoming, began operation in 1986. After a plant expansion was completed in 2010, annual CO2 capture capacity is now at around 7 Mtpa. The captured CO2 is distributed via pipeline systems to a number of depleted oil fields in Wyoming and Colorado for use in enhanced oil recovery.

The Institute has released two new reports by TNO on CO2 storage in support of the Rotterdam CCS Network Project.

The first report provides a description of the work undertaken, the methodology applied and a summary of the key results and findings.

The second report contains the steps to be taken in the development of a CO2 storage site, i.e. identification (screening), detailed study and estimation of the cost.

The reports can be accessed below:

The White Rose CCS Project is a proposal to build a new 448 MW (gross) ultra-supercritical oxy-fuel coal-fired power plant on land adjacent to the existing Drax Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire. Capture Power Limited, a company formed by consortium partners Alstom, Drax (not intending to invest in the project beyond the FEED study stage) and BOC, is to deliver the project which would capture approximately two millions tonnes of CO2 per annum from an oxy-fuel process. Carbon dioxide captured from the power plant would be transported via the proposed Yorkshire and Humber CCS Cross Country Pipeline, to be constructed by National Grid as a separated associated project, to the coast at Bramston, Yorkshire, then offshore for storage in a deep saline formation beneath the southern North Sea. For more information, please see here.

The project had been nearing the completion of its FEED processes under the UK’s CCS Commercialisation Programme. In November 2015, the announced that the GB₤1 billion capital budget for the CCS Commercialisation Programme would no longer be available, meaning the Programme would not proceed in its current form. The implications of this decision for the White Rose CCS Project are not clear at the time of this Update.