CO2 storage set for testing at Illinois power plant
Linde Engineering America said May 27 it will work with chemical company BASF to develop a pilot project to capture CO2 from a power plant in Illinois.
Linde said it was selected by the US Department of Energy to install and test a project at a power plant in Illinois that could store as much as 200 tons of CO2 per day.
“The successful construction and operation of this plant will provide a means to demonstrate an economically attractive and transformational capture technology,” the company said.
The announcement came the same day that US LNG developer Venture Global said it plans to sequester CO2 at its planned Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines LNG facilities in Louisiana, after completing engineering and geotechnical studies on the idea.
If regulatory approvals are secured, Venture will embark on a "shovel-ready" carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project, compressing the CO2 and injecting it into deep subsurface saline aquifers for permanent storage.
At the City Water, Light & Power plant in Illinois, partners will test Linde’s post-combustion CO2 technology developed jointly by BASF.
“There are many commercial uses for this technology, and this project will help guide future discussions about the viability of those possibilities,” said Dominic Cianchetti, a senior vice president for the Americas division of BASF.