The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration (OCED) is catalyzing the equitable transition to the clean energy economy by investing in critical clean energy technologies in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment and market adoption.
On September 23, 2022, DOE announced up to $189 million in funding for integrated Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies to support the development of community-informed integrated carbon capture, transport, and storage projects. This funding is part of OCED’s Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program, which seeks to address the urgent need to advance carbon management technologies. The goal of the Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program is to accelerate the implementation of integrated carbon capture and storage technologies and catalyze significant follow-on investments from the private sector to mitigate carbon emissions sources in industries across America.
OCED announced the projects selected to begin award negotiations on May 5, 2023.
Awarded FEED studies projects include:
OCED is working with Duke Energy to demonstrate the company’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology design. This FEED study seeks to evaluate the feasibility of capturing and storing CO2 from flue gases of the two Heat Recovery Steam Generators at the Edwardsport power generation plant in Knox County, Indiana.
OCED is working with Heidelberg to evaluate the cost and performance of retrofitting a cement plant with amine-based carbon capture technology, identify site-specific considerations for the full-scale integration at the specified facility, and evaluate the benefits to the community from the technology retrofit. This FEED study will examine storage aspects of the project, including nearby storage injection wells to be located on Heidelberg property in Lawrence County, Indiana.
Selected FEED Studies under award negotiation:
DOE’s selection of an application for award negotiations is not a commitment by DOE to issue an award or provide funding. DOE and each selectee will negotiate a cooperative agreement, and any DOE funding would be provided only after negotiations are complete and DOE’s Contracting Officer executes the funding agreement. Before a funding agreement is executed, DOE may cancel award negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason.
Entergy Services, LLC (ESL)
Project Name: Lake Charles Power Station Integrated CO2 Capture Project
Project Manager: Janelle Dana
Location: Westlake, Louisiana
Project Summary: The proposed project includes a full-scale integrated CO2 capture facility for Entergy Louisiana LLC’s natural gas combined cycle Lake Charles Power Station (LCPS). The project would use post-combustion CO2 capture technology with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd KS-21™ solvent capable of capturing a minimum of 95% of the CO2 emissions, equating to nearly 2.5 million tons of CO2 per year. Entergy Services, LLC has partnered with Talos Energy, Inc. to develop an off-take agreement with a storage site approximately 23 miles from LCPS and a pipeline to transport the captured CO2 to the storage site for secure storage.
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR)
Project Name: Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project at Dry Fork Station
Project Manager: Tim Merkel and Brice Freeman
Location: Gillette, Wyoming
Project Summary: The proposed project for integrated carbon capture and storage at Dry Fork Station (DFS) includes an updated capture plant featuring Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.’s (MTR) second-generation Polaris membrane to achieve ≥ 90% capture rate at the Basin Electric’s DFS coal fired power plant. This proposed project incorporates completed, current, and planned activities in the Wyoming CarbonSAFE Phase III project (DE-FE0031891) including producing a pipeline FEED study; developing a CO2 storage field development plan; establishing Underground Injection Control Class VI well permitting; and ascertaining National Environmental Policy Act compliance through the development of an Environmental Information Volume.
Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC (NTEC)
Project Name: Four Corners Power Plant Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage
Project Manager: Harry Tipton
Co- Project Manager: Cindy Crane
Location: Navajo Nation
Project Summary: The proposed project includes an integrated CO2 capture retrofit of post-combustion CO2 capture technology, transport, and storage for the coal fired Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP) located on the Navajo Nation. The proposed project has an estimated capability of capturing a minimum of 95% of the CO2 emissions from the FCPP, representing 10 million+ tons of CO2 per year. The project uses Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Americas, IncKS-21™ solvent for carbon capture and NTEC has partnered with Enchant Energy, LLC as the CO2 Capture Project Developer, and other institutes for development of the CO2 offtake solution, including pipeline and storage site development.
Southern States Energy Board
Project Name: Ash Grove Foreman Cement Plant Carbon Capture and Storage
Project Manager: Kenneth Nemeth
Location: Foreman, Arkansas
Project Summary: The proposed project includes integrated CO2 capture and storage associated with cement manufacturing at the Ash Grove Foreman Cement Plant in Foreman, Arkansas. The proposed project includes Air Liquide’s CryocapTM technology as the basis for post-combustion and/or process system CO2 capture, and pipeline and storage field development in the Jurassic Smackover Formation.
Taft Carbon Capture, LLC
Project Name: Cypress Carbon Capture Project
Project Manager: Michael Searfass
Location: Hahnville, Louisiana
Project Summary: The proposed project includes a commercial carbon capture facility at the existing Taft cogeneration power plant (i.e., natural gas fired, 3x1 combined cycle, heat, and power cogeneration) facility in Hahnville, Louisiana. The proposed project uses a solvent-based absorption post-combustion carbon capture system that separates and prepares for storage up to three million tons of CO2 per year representing a minimum of 90% of the CO2 emissions captured from the power plant.
Tampa Electric Company
Project Name: Polk Power Station Integrated CO2 Capture Project
Project Manager: Kris Stryker, Tampa Electric Company
Location: Mulberry, Florida
Project Summary: The proposed project includes retrofitting ION Clean Energy, Inc.’s post-combustion CO2 capture technology with transport and secure geologic storage for the natural gas combined cycle power plant at the Polk Power Station in Mulberry, Florida. This technology captures a minimum of 95% of the CO2 emissions which equates to nearly 3.7 million tons of CO2 per year that will be stored in secure geologic storage that is currently in development.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Project Name: Integrated Capture, Transport, and Geological Storage of CO2 Emissions from City Water, Light and Power
Project Manager: Dr. Kevin O’Brien
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Project Summary: The proposed project includes an end-to-end carbon dioxide capture, transport, and storage solution for the Dallman 4, a pulverized coal power plant at City Water, Light and Power in Springfield, Illinois. The project is estimated to capture 2 million tons of CO2 per year and transport it to a geologic storage site in the Illinois Storage Corridor. The proposed capture system uses a Linde-BASF solvent-based system.