This large-scale, fully-integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, located in southeastern Alabama in the United States, brought together components of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, transport, and geologic storage, including monitoring, verification, and accounting of the stored CO2. A flue gas slipstream from a power plant equivalent to approximately 25 megawatts of power production was used to demonstrate a new amine-based process for the capture of approximately 550 tons of CO2 per day. A 19-kilometer pipeline transported the CO2to a deep saline storage site. The project successfully met its objectives: gaining knowledge and experience in the operation of a fully integrated CCS large-scale process, conducting reservoir modeling and test CO2 storage mechanisms for the types of geologic storage formations that exist along the Gulf Coast of the United States, and testing CO2 monitoring technologies. The CO2 capture technology utilized in the project is now being used at commercial scale.
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its Washington meeting in November 2013.
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