CCUS Development

CCUS Development

U.S China Carbon Capture and Storage Development Project at West Virginia University

The goal of this project is to undertake resource evaluation and planning for two pilot-demonstration CCS projects and to describe and quantify the geologic, environmental, and economic challenges to successful development of large-scale CCS in China’s coal sector.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

  1. To undertake planning for, and execution of, one or more pilot-demonstration (100,000 tons/yr) CCS project associated near with existing coal-to-liquids (CTL) facilities in Inner Mongolia and planned new power generation in western Shanxi province;
  2. To describe and quantify the geologic, environmental, and economic challenges to successful development of large-scale CCS in the interior basins of central China tied to the China’s CTL and power generation sectors.

SCOPE OF PROJECT

Shenhua has developed the world’s first modern direct coal liquefaction (DCL) facility in Inner Mongolia. Now in full production, this plant produces significant amounts of CO2. Shenhua’s stated goal is to permanently store much of this CO2 in geologic formations in the Ordos Basin.

Shanxi International Energy Group Co., Ltd (SIEG) is planning to build 2×350 Megawatts (Mw) coal-based oxy-fueled facilities for integrated electricity generation coupled with distributed heating and cooling in Shanxi Province, China. In addition to power, heat and cooling for the area, the completed facility will annually produce about 4.0 million tons (MT) of high purity carbon dioxide (CO2). West Virginia University in cooperation with the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) developed a prefeasibility evaluation of potential options for CO2 GS and beneficial industrial utilization, which identified geologic storage opportunities in Shanxi Province and the southern Ordos Basin of adjoining Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi provinces.

PARTICIPANTS

  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, Beijing, China
  • Shanxi International Energy Group Corporation Limited,  Taiyuan, China
  • Peking University, Beijing, China
  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
  • China University of Mining and Technology , Beijing, China
  • China University of Petroleum , Beijing, China