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Shenhua Group CTL

Brief description:


Country: China

Project type: Capture Storage

Scale: Large

Status: Identified

Year of operation 2015
Industry: Coal to liquid

Capture method: Pre-combustion

New or retrofit: Retrofit
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Aquifers

Volume: 1 million tonnes/CO2
Volume: 1 million tonnes/CO2


Shenhua Group's CTL plant at Ordos

China’s state-owned energy company Shenhua Group is to operate a commercial-scale carbon capture facility at its $3.58 billion coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant at Ordos, Inner Mongolia. The plant will use pre-combustion capture technology and, by 2020 when operating at full scale, will capture around 1-2 million tonnes per annum of CO2 to be stored in deep saline formations.

Construction of the Phase one pilot plant was completed in 2010. In August 2012, Shenhua Group announced it had successfully stored more than 40,000 tonnes of CO2 in aquifers in the Ordos basin over the previous 15 months. The company said experiments and research were still under way but it aimed to sequester 300,000 tonnes of CO2 by June 2014.


Shenhua Group is thought to have invested $32 million in the first-phase project. The project is also being supported by government agencies, including the National Development and Reform Commission. International partners are also involved, with the US Department of Energy providing funds through its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

More information and press releases

China's first successful CO2 sequestration, China Daily, 6 August 2012

Reuters article, 30 November 2010

Gasworld news article, 21 September, 2010

CaptureReady Forum, July 2010

Reuters article, 8 April, 2009

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