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Brief description:


Country: USA

Scale: Small

Status: Dormant

Capital cost: $90 million

Industry: Coal Power Plant

MW capacity: 50MW

Capture method: Oxyfuel

New or retrofit: New
Transport of CO2 by: none

Storage site:

Vedder sandstone, Joaquin basin

Type of storage: Not decided

Volume: 0.25 million tonnes/CO2
Cumulative injected:

1 million tonnes/CO2


Kimberlina's 20MW combustor

This project, originally scheduled to go online between 2011 and 2015, is now on hold.

Clean Energy Systems, with support from the West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) and the US Department of Energy, planned to test its new oxy-combustion technology at a new 50MW coal and biomass-fuelled power plant at the Kimberlina test facility in Kern County, California.

The demo would have captured around 0.25 million tonnes of CO2 per annum for four years and stored it in geological formations around 2km below the power plant, in the Joaquin basin. Monitoring and modelling methods were to be used throughout injection for validation and improvement of  techniques.

The Kimberlina facility was the site of a 5MW oxy-combustion pilot plant, which had hosted oxy-combustion research and development sponsored by the DoE and the California Energy Commission (CEC). CES' field test partners were CEC and Schlumberger.


The total project cost was estimated at $90 million. The DoE provided $14.5m for the first two phases. CEC approved a $4 million contract for WESTCARB to build upon Phase 2 and begin Phase 3, the larger test facility. This was to be matched by funding and in-kind support from CES, Air Liquide and Mirant Corp.

More information and press releases

CES oxyfuel system presentation, 2007

Kimberlina Phase 3 factsheet

MIT information