Costain will deliver concept design and front-end engineering design support for the project to repurpose Shell's Goldeneye pipeline and field to capture CO2 emissions while using some of the existing CO2 emissions at the St Fergus gas terminal (around 340,000 tonnes) in order to commission a very large scale CO2 transport and storage infrastructure that can support much larger future volumes.
Once this detailed engineering phase is complete Pale Blue Dot hopes to reach a final investment decision in late 2021.
The second phase will see full-scale production of hydrogen at a St Fergus production hub with waste CO2 pumped back into the depleted Goldeneye gas field.
(Source: Costain, Construction Inquirer , 2 Mar., 2020) (Contact: Costain, Rob Phillips, Energy Sector Director, +44 20 7796 5840, www.costain.com; Pale Blue Dot Energy, Emma Anderson, +44 (0) 1330 826890, www.pale-blu.com
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The techno-economic feasibility study will be based at the University of Chester's Thornton Science Park in Cheshire. The consortium comprises the Universities of Chester and Sheffield, industrial partners WSP, DNV GL and Costain. It will be led by PMW Technology, who developed the patent-pending A3C process.
The work is co-funded by Innovate UK. (Source: Power Engineering, PMW Technology, GasWorld, 13 Sept., 2017)Contact: PMW Technology, www.pwmtechnology.com;
University of Sheffield, UK CCS Research Centre, +44 0 114 215 7235, www.ukccsrc.ac.uk; Innovate UK, +44 (0) 7766 901150, email@example.com, www.innovateuk.gov.uk
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"And even if the technology can be made to work for gas, it would come at a price that 'would make renewables and nuclear look cheap'. This is in part because of a lack of joined up policy, as Professor Hughes explains: 'Successive governments haven't thought their policies through. The focus on renewables is making CCS -- already a marginal technology -- even less viable.' A coherent strategy could reduce carbon emissions at a fraction of the current cost by switching to gas with the option to install CCS if/when it makes economic sense."
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