This was an intermediate-scale project that tested and demonstrated an entire integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) process, from emissions source to underground storage in a depleted gas field. The project captured and stored approximately 60,000 tonnes per year of carbon dioxide (CO2) for two years from a natural gas-fired oxy-fuel industrial boiler in the Lacq industrial complex in southwestern France. The goal was to demonstrate the technical feasibility and reliability of the integrated process, including the oxy-fuel boiler, at an intermediate scale before proceeding to a large-scale demonstration. The project also included geological storage qualification methodologies, as well as monitoring and verification techniques, to prepare for future larger-scale long-term CO2 storage projects.
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its London meeting in October 2009.
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