Alabama Project Compresses, Injects Carbon Dioxide
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has begun full scale operation of a carbon capture and sequestration demonstration project near Mobile, Alabama.
The project is recovering 500 T/day of CO2 emissions from Southern Co.’s Barry power generation plant. The gas is injected at the Citronelle Dome geologic structure 12 miles away.
MHI provided planning, engineering, core equipment supply, and technology support. It has installed 10 CO2 capture facilities, and is building another for chemical plant applications. Southern is a large power company with 42,000 MW of generating capacity in the southeastern United States.
The companies jointly built the carbon-capture facility, which they said is the world’s largest at 500 T/day, and has a CO2 recovery efficiency above 90%. It consists of a flue-gas scrubber, flue-gas CO2 capture/regeneration system, CO2 compression machinery, and electrical components.
For more information: www.Southerncompanies.com