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Taichung CCS

Brief description:


Country: Taiwan

Project type: Capture Storage

Scale: Small

Status: Identified

Year of operation 2014
Industry: Coal Power Plant

Capture method: Post-combustion

New or retrofit: Retrofit
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Deep ocean


Taichung power plant

State utility Taiwan Power Company is planning a trial carbon capture programme at its Taichung coal-fired power station. The plant, which produced 83 million tonnes of CO2 in 2008, accounts for a third of Taiwan’s annual emissions. The captured CO2 will be injected below the seabed off Taiwan’s west coast for permanent storage.

The pilot scheme is being supported by the nation’s CCS Alliance - which was formed in early 2011 to advance the deployment of CCS as a way to reduce GHG emissions to 2008 levels by 2020, and to 2000 levels by 2025. Wide-scale use of CCS in Taiwan is planned by 2020.


No finance details are available for the project


The company intends to capture 10,000 tonnes of CO2 from the plant by 2014.

More information and press releases

Eco Business on Taiwan Power Co CCS plans, November 2010