Grant: $308,000,000 - Department of Energy - Sep. 28, 2009
22% voted satisfied - 78% voted not satisfied - 9 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) is a cost-shared collaboration between the Government and industry to increase investment in low-emission coal technology by demonstrating advanced coalbased, power generation technologies. DOE’s specific objective is to demonstrate advanced coal-based technologies that capture and sequester, or put to beneficial use, CO2 emissions. DOE’s goals are to demonstrate at commercial scale in a commercial setting, technologies that (1) can achieve a minimum of 50% CO2 capture efficiency and make progress toward a target CO2 capture efficiency of 90% in a gas stream containing at least 10% CO2 by volume, (2) make progress toward capture and sequestration goal of less than 10% increase in the cost of electricity (COE) for gasification systems and less than 35% for combustion and oxycombustion systems all as compared to current (2008) practice, and (3) capture and sequester or put to beneficial use a minimum of 300,000 tons per year of CO2 emissions using a thirty day running average.
Project Description: Hydrogen Energy California LLC (HECA LLC or Recipient), a joint venture of BP Alternative Energy North America and Rio Tinto subsidiaries, will design, build and operate a greenfield, commercial scale, fully integrated advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant with carbon capture in Kern County, California. The Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) Project (the Project) is designed to achieve at least 90% CO2 capture efficiency while sequestering approximately two million tons per year in an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) application. The Project will employ integrated gasification combined cycle technology to nominally generate 390 MW (gross) and approximately 250 MW (net) of electricity using a 75% coal/25% petroleum coke fuel blend during the Demonstration Phase. The off-take agreements contemplated by HECA LLC will enable storage at a rate of two million tons of CO2 per year during the DOE Demonstration Phase of the Project. The captured CO2 will be transported via pipeline to the Elk Hills oil field approximately 4 miles away from the power plant.
Jobs Summary: Not Applicable (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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