Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 50 No. 1 (2013)   New Products & Technologies
    Technical Papers

    Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Test - Coal-fired Power Plant (in cooperation with Southern Company, a U.S. Electric Power Company)

    Takashi Kamijo,
    Hiromitsu Nagayasu,
    Takahito Yonekawa,
    Daisuke Shimada,
    Tastuya Tsujiuchi,
    Koji Nakayama

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from coal‐fired power stations that have a high CO2 output of per unit of generated power. In 2008, together with Southern Company (SoCo), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) began a fully‐integrated demonstration test for a `source‐to‐storage' CCS project, capturing, transporting and storing CO2 from the flue gas of a coal‐fired power station. The CO2 recovery portion of the test is located at the Barry Electric Generating Plant (Plant Barry) in Alabama, U.S. The 500 metric tons per day (MTD) recovery plant has been in operation for in excess 7,000 hours to date (25th January 2013), recovering more than 127,000 metric tons of CO2. The injection and sequestration of the recovered CO2 started in August 2012, with more than 46,000 metric tons of CO2 stored thus far. This report updates the results of CCS demonstration test and introduces future testing programs.