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This integrated large-scale pilot project, located at a coal-to-chemicals company in the Ordos Basin of China’s Shaanxi Province, is capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from a coal gasification plant via a commercial chilled methanol process, transporting the CO2 by tanker truck to a nearby oil field, and utilizing the CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The project's overall objective is to demonstrate the viability of a commercial EOR project in China. The Jingbian Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project includes capture and injection of up to about 50,000 tonnes per year of CO2. There will also be a comprehensive measurement, monitoring, and verification regime for both surface and subsurface monitoring of the injected CO2. This project is intended to be a model for efficient exploitation of Shaanxi Province’s coal and oil resources, as it is estimated that more than 60% of stationary source CO2 emissions in the province could be utilized for EOR.

Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its Regina meeting in June 2015.

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