60K ton carbon capture and use project launches in UK with $30/ton cost target

October 16, 2016 |


In the UK, Carbon Clean Solutions Limited launched a new project that will see more than 60,000 tonnes of CO2 captured from the 10 megawatt coal-fired power station based near Chennai, India. Post-start up, the power station is set to become a zero-emission plant. The project, believed to be the first of its kind, is privately financed and will capture CO2 at just $30 per/tonne – much lower than the $60-90 per tonne capture costs typically observed in the global power sector.

The captured CO2 will then be used by Indian firm, Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals & Fertilizers (TACFL), for soda ash production.

The launch follows completion of CCSL’s pilot testing program at Technology Centre Mongstad, the world’s largest and most advanced facility for testing and improving CO2 capture, in May. CCSL said that the pilot yielded results that “showed that use of CCSL’s solvent dramatically reduced emission levels and lowered corrosion, while improving system reliability.”

Aniruddha Sharma, Chief Executive Officer at CCSL, said: “This project is a game-changer. By capturing and crucially, re-using, CO2 at just $30 per/tonne, we believe that there is an opportunity to dramatically accelerate uptake of CCU technology, with its many benefits, around the world. This is a project that doesn’t rely on government funding or subsidies – it just makes great business sense. We are delighted to be partnering with TACFL to make this project a reality.”

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