Valero Refinery Carbon Capture and Storage Project
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The Valero Refinery Carbon Capture and Storage Project is a proposal by Air Products to build a "state-of-the-art system to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from its two steam methane reformers (SMR) located within the Valero Refinery in Port Arthur", Texas.
The company states that "the recovered and purified CO2 would then be transported by Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC for use in enhanced oil recovery. The CO2 removal units will be designed by Air Products and use technology to be retrofitted to each SMR unit. Approximately one million tons of CO2 annually will be recovered, purified and delivered via the pipeline for injection into Denbury Onshore’s enhanced oil recovery projects in Texas."
In June 2010 the project was selected to receive $253 million from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ICCS) Program. In a media release the company stated that the funding would be used for "final engineering, design, construction and operation of the project through September 2015." It also stated that the funding would represent approximately "66 percent of the approximate $384 million project" cost.
Articles and resources
- "Air Products Selected for $253 Million in DOE Funding for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project in Port Arthur, Texas", Media Release, June 16, 2010.
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