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C.GEN Killingholme IGCC project

Brief description:


Country: United Kingdom

Project type: Capture Storage

Scale: Large

Status: Feasibility study

Year of operation 2015-2016
Industry: Coal Power Plant

MW capacity: 570

Capture method: Pre-combustion

New or retrofit: New
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided


Existing power plant at Killingholme Credit: David Wright

C.GEN is progressing with plans to build a new IGCC power station with CO2 capture at Killingholme in Yorkshire. The power plant will have a capacity of up to 570MW, and a potential capture rate of 10,000 tonnes per day. The company is yet to decide whether it will transport the captured CO2 by pipeline or ship. The site already has a port and rail infrastructure in place. It is also situated close to potential offshore storage sites below the North Sea.

Finance and timing

A concept feasibility study was completed by Foster Wheeler in 2008. C.GEN aimed to carry out detailed design and engineering during 2011 followed by construction in 2012, and with a projected start-up date in 2015-2016. As of December 2012, construction had not started.

The project was submitted to the European Union's NER300 funding mechanism in May 2011. Read ZERO news article. It reached the reserves shortlist in July but failed to gain UK government support for its bid later in the year.

North East CCS transport network

CO2Sense, a company of development agency Yorkshire Forward, is developing plans for an open, shared CO2 transport and storage network within the Yorkshire and Humber region. This would provide the transport and storage solution for regional projects such as Killingholme. See the project page for more details.

In November 2011, National Grid unveiled its preferred route for the pipeline that will carry CO2 from the Don Valley Power Project in West Yorkshire to suitable potential storage sites in the North Sea. View the route here.

More information and press releases

EC decision on NER300 funding, 18 December 2012

Pipeline route revealed

C.GEN proposals, 2011

Department of Energy press release, 10 May 2011

C.GEN project details