Pre-feasibility study aimed at advancing CO2 capture

REGINA, Saskatchewan, June 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Amplifying the impact of emission reductions through carbon capture and storage (CCS) is at the center of a new pre-feasibility study exploring the application potential of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from 750 megawatt coal-fired power stations. This project is part of a larger study examining the viability of a regional geological CO on a commercial scale2 storage facility in the Southeastern United States The International CCS Knowledge Center (Knowledge Center), based in Regina, SK Canada, is collaborating with an international team on the project funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop conceptual designs and investment cost estimates evaluate the carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from a Southern Company power station.

The project would represent a significant scale-up and is a natural progression in the maturation of carbon capture technology. Bringing leadership, vision and experience based on his substantive lessons from both the fully integrated Boundary Dam 3 CCS facility and its comprehensive second generation CCS study (Shand CCS Feasibility Study) , the Knowledge Center performs the scenario capture pre-feasibility study. This study is being conducted under a cooperative agreement with the Project Manager, Southern States Energy Board, and a team that includes Southern Company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group and Stantec Consulting Ltd.

This study is part of the project, Establishment of early storage of carbon dioxide: ECO project2S, as part of a large initiative by the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Carbon storage insurance installation company (CarbonSAFE). CarbonSAFE fills key gaps on critical path to CCUS deployment by reducing technical risk, uncertainty and cost of a geological storage complex for over 50 million metric tonnes of CO2 over a period of 30 years from industrial sources.

The pre-feasibility study will examine the design and cost of carbon capture. It will include details such as an analysis of steam integration options between the production unit and the capture plant, as well as the identification of the potential impacts of the new processes on the environmental permits of the existing plant. . Theoretical installation of carbon capture systems in power plants would not only ensure reliable baseload electricity, but would preserve the value of the existing installation, while actively making significant progress in reducing anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse.


“With the potential of the megaton of CO2 reduction, we are delighted to be working with a great team on this important and upcoming large-scale carbon capture and storage project. We applaud both the US Department of Energy and the Southern States Energy Board for their commitment to making meaningful progress on climate action. “

– Conway Nelson, Vice President, Project Development and Advisory Services, International CCS Knowledge Center

“Stantec is proud to play a role in the early carbon capture and storage work in Saskatchewan as the official engineer for this project. Stantec’s team of experts will provide engineering expertise alongside our partners to execute the pre-feasibility study stage of this project.

– Mark Griffiths, Senior Director, Energy and Resources, Stantec, Saskatchewan


Climate change links

  • CCS is considered essential in three of the four pathways to keep global warming below 1.5 ° C – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Celsius
  • Most countries around the world cannot meet emissions targets without CCS – and for those who can, the median increase in mitigation costs is 138% – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change : IPCC AR5 2014

About CarbonSAFE and the ECO project2S

  • CarbonSAFE Carbon storage insurance installation company Initiative – is a DOE-led program designed to accelerate the commercial-scale use of CCS technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere from industrial sources and power generation by focusing on the development of permanent and safe geological CO2 storage sites capable of decades of use.
  • ECO project2SEstablish an early CO2 Storage complex – is one of the five projects selected for phase 3 of CarbonSAFE.
    • ECO project2S led by the Southern States Energy Board works with collaborators to explore establishment of a commercial, regional and secure geological zone capable of safely storing over 900 million metric tonnes of CO2.
    • The pre-feasibility study underway for the post-combustion CO installation2 capture on a Southern Company production unit is part of the assessment required to confirm one of the many point CO emitters2 for the storage site.


International CCS Knowledge Center
Jodi woollam
Communication & Press Relations Manager
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T: + 1-306-565-5956 / M: + 1-306-520-3710

About the International CCS Knowledge Center (Knowledge Center): With a mandate to advance the global understanding and deployment of large-scale CCS to reduce global GHG emissions, the Knowledge Center provides the know-how to implement large-scale CCS projects as well as Optimization of CCS through basic lessons learned from both the integrated Boundary Dam 3 CCS facility and the comprehensive second generation CCS study, known as the Shand CCS Feasibility Study. Operating since 2016 under the direction of an independent board, the Knowledge Center was established by BHP and SaskPower. For more information:

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