International Projects

Algeria

In Salah Gas Project
Gas production and CO2 Separation.  Under the current phase one of the In Salah Gas project, gas produced from the Tegentour and Reg fields is first dehydrated then piped 120 km north to a central processing facility at Krechba, where it is mixed with gas from the local field. As is usual in the area, approximately 10% of the natural gas in the reservoir is made up of CO2

Australia

Callide Oxyfuel Project
The Callide Oxyfuel Project in central Queensland is a world-first demonstration of how we can dramatically-reduce global warming by adapting our existing coal-fired power stations to produce almost zero emission electricity.

CO2 CRC Otway Project
An innovative, world-leading project is underway in south-western Victoria to demonstrate that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technically and environmentally safe way to make deep cuts into Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Munmorah PCC Project
CSIRO’s Energy Transformed Flagship is working with Delta Electricity to test post-combustion capture at a pilot plant they have built at the Munmorah Power Station.

ZeroGen
The ZeroGen Project developed a new generation coal technology to produce smarter, cleaner power. The project led global efforts to integrate the technologies of Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to produce low-emission, baseload electricity.  The project was completed in 2011 and final results will be disseminated by the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) in the near future.

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China

GreenGen Project
The GreenGen project aims to research, develop and demonstrate a coal-based power generation system with hydrogen production through coal gasification, power generation from a combined-cycle gas turbine and fuel cells, and efficient treatment of pollutants and CO2.

France

Total, A pilot installation at Lacq
For the very first time, a French program will test the entire CO2 capture and storage process, from the CO2 emissions source (a boiler) to underground storage in a geological formation.

Germany

Brandenburg CO2 storage sites
Together with Verbundnetz Gas and Schlumberger, Vattenfall has initiated exploration of two different possible storage sites in the German federal state of Brandenburg. The aim is to investigate the potential of these aquifers to store the carbon dioxide, CO2, from Vattenfall’s envisaged CCS demonstration project in Jänschwalde.

GFZ Helmholtz Centre, Potsdam
The projects centre on careful observation of the effects of injecting a significant amount of CO2 into a reservoir. Within the scope all processes from permitting to monitoring are involved and will be subject of the scientiftic analysis.

Jänschwalde
The first demonstration plant on Oxyfuel capture technology is investigated at Jänschwalde in Germany. The scale-up from the size of the 30 MW pilot plant at Schwarze Pumpe is the last development step before the technology could be commercially introduced. The new Oxyfuel boiler at Jänschwalde would be of 650 MW thermal (around 250 MW electric), which is about 20 times more than Vattenfall's 30 MW pilot plant under construction and compares to today’s largest Oxyfuel test rigs of 0.5 MW. With this milestone, Vattenfall is taking another step towards development of commercial CCS concepts. Also Post-combustion capture technology will be demonstrated at Jänschwalde.

Schwarze Pumpe pilot plant
On May 29, 2006, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Schwarze Pumpe pilot plant took place and two years later on September 9, 2008, the pilot plant was inaugurated. The pilot plant is an important milestone to reach the goal of commercial concepts for carbon capture and storage at coal fired power plants by 2015-2020. It will be the first pilot plant in the world to use the Oxyfuel capture method.

Italy

Enel
For years Enel has been active in CCS research, promoting the development of pilot plants to test this technology.  With this aim, early in 2010, a pilot plant to test the post-combustion CO2 capture will enter into service.

Netherlands

K12-B CO2 Injection Project
K12-B is the first site in the world where CO2 is being injected into the same reservoir from which it was, together with methane, produced. Investigated is the feasibility of CO2 injection and storage in depleted natural gas fields and the corresponding monitoring and verification.

Norway

Sleipner West, StatoilHydro
On Sleipner, carbon dioxide is captured using a conventional amine process and stored in geological layers.

Snøhvit, Statiol
Instead of being released into the atmosphere, the carbon dioxide produced with the gas on the Snøhvit field is stored 2,600 metres beneath the seabed at the edge of the reservoir. A total of approx. 700,000 tonnes is stored annually, which is equivalent to emissions from 280,000 cars.

European CO2 Technology Centre, Mongstad
The goal of the TCM will be to offer an arena for purposeful development, testing and qualification of carbon capture technology. It will also aim to contribute to the international dissemination of the results of this work, so that the cost and risk of full-scale carbon capture plants can be reduced.

United Kingdom

Don Valley Power Project
It is anticipated the power plant will be supplied with coal from the neighbouring mine owned by Hatfield Colliery Ltd. The coal would be pulverised and then gasified to form a mixture of hydrogen-rich gas and carbon monoxide. This mixture will then be saturated with steam that creates more hydrogen and converts the carbon monoxide to CO2. The gas stream will then be cleaned to remove contaminants such as sulphur and the CO2 and hydrogen-rich gas will be separated.

OxyCoal pilot plant, Renfrew, UK
The OxyCoal UK project is developing the Oxyfuel technology for the capture of carbon dioxide. This involves burning coal in a mixture of high-purity oxygen and recycled gas to produce a gas rich in carbon dioxide that can be purified and compressed for transportation and storage.

United States

FutureGen
FutureGen is a public-private partnership to design, build, and operate the world's first coal-fueled, near-zero emissions power plant.

Illinois Basin – Decatur Project
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC) is conducting a large-scale carbon storage project in Decatur, Illinois.  The Illinois Basin – Decatur Project will capture and store one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a period of three years, at a rate of 1,000 tonnes per day.

Mountaineer Carbon Capture Project
The Mountaineer Plant carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) project is the first effort to combine into a single project the capture of CO2 the on-site storage of that CO2 from the flue gas of a coal-burning power plant and in deep geologic layers.

Pleasant Prairie Carbon Capture Project
Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, located in the village of Pleasant Prairie in southeast Wisconsin, successfully hosted a demonstration project of new chilled ammonia technology that aims to achieve a highly efficient carbon capture rate of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from a coal-fueled generating facility.

Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership
The PCOR Partnership is developing and carrying out a variety of field projects to demonstrate and optimize practical and environmentally sound geologic and terrestrial sequestration in the partnership region.

QUICK FACTS:


A pilot study, also called a 'pilot experiment', is a small scale preliminary study conducted before the main research in order to check the feasibility or to improve the design of the research.

A demo project provides the means to introduce and experience innovative ideas and approaches and prepare the way for replication and up-scaling

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