Lianyungang IGCC with CO2 Capture Project

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An Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle IGCC has been proposed for Lianyungang, a coastal city

200 kilometres north of the Subei oil field in China. The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that the proposed has been proposed to "eventually" be a 1200 megawatt plant with Carbon Capture and Storage. It is proposed that the captured carbon dioxide be used to increase the pressure in a declining oil field as a way of increasing the amount of oil recovered.[1] (This is referred in oil industry circles as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)).

The NRDC have also reported that the IGCC plant would be built in conjunction with a 1300 megawatt ultra-supercritical coal-fired plant.[2]

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  1. Jingjing Qian, George Peridas, Jason Chen and Yueming Qiu, "Identifying Near-Term Opportunities for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) in China", Natural Resources Defense Council, October 2009, page 3.
  2. Natural Resources Defense Council, "Chinese coal remedies", ChinaDialogue, March 3, 2010.

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