China Datang Corporation and Alstom have joined forces to build and operate two CCS demonstration projects in China.
The two projects are located near China’s two biggest oilfields – Daqing in Heilongjiang province and Dongying in Shandong province, which will provide a cost-effective solution to transport and storage by using captured CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.
The 350 MW coal-fired Daqing power plant will use Alstom’s oxy-firing capture technology, while the partners are yet to decide on either oxy-firing, chilled ammonia or advanced amines for the 1000MW Dongying coal-fired power plant.
The Daqing CCS demonstration project could be the first large-scale CCS demonstration project in China and Asia, and both projects will have the capacity to capture 1 million tonnes of CO2 per annum.
The project also aims to develop the most cost-effective CCS demo plant.
Both CCS projects are scheduled for operation in 2015. The partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the two projects in September 2011 and, in November, signed a feasibility study agreement for the Daqing project.
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