Canada’s Entropy advances small-scale CCS plans
Canadian small-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) developer Entropy said October 12 it had advanced the roll-out of its modular CCS technology with memoranda of understanding (MoU) with four additional industrial emitters, increasing its total project pipeline to 1.5mn mt/yr of CO2.
It also signed an MoU with an industrial equipment manufacturer to develop integrated CCS solutions for new equipment.
“These MoUs represent further progress in the commercial deployment of Entropy’s patent-pending technology, demonstrate versatility across a broad range of applications and jurisdictions, and provide visibility to a growing pipeline of opportunities,” Entropy said.
Under discussion are CCS projects in multiple locations with a “well-capitalised public midstream and royalty company” and with a “growth-oriented private energy company” to evaluate CCS at an oil treatment and storage facility in Alberta.
Entropy has also teamed with Compass Energy Systems to develop CCS solutions for compressors and industrial process systems. A first prototype CCS-enabled compressor is undergoing engineering and design work, and could be in-service within 18 months, Entropy said.
Also on Entropy’s drawing board is the evaluation, in partnership with Nauticol Energy, of incorporating CCS into the auxiliary boilers at Nauticol’s proposed blue methanol plant near Grande Prairie, northwest of Edmonton.
Finally, a “publicly-traded, liquids-focused Canadian energy company” has engaged Entropy to evaluate CCS to abate emissions from a proposed gas-to-power project.
The five new MoUs are in addition to Entropy’s pioneering modular CCS work at Advantage Energy’s Glacier gas plant west of Edmonton, which would capture and store 183,000 mt/yr of CO2 in two phases.
Phase 1 of the project remains on-time and on-budget, with operations targeted to begin early in Q2 2022. All major equipment has been purchased and modules are being fabricated in Alberta, with construction expected to break ground in November.
And testing of Entropy’s patent-pending CCS process design paired with its patent-pending Entropy23™ solvent continues at the University of Regina’s Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CETRI) in Saskatchewan. The solvent, Entropy says, is designed to improve the energy efficiency of its CCS process while reducing the degradation of equipment used in capturing CO2from flue-gas.