We provided professional services to study carbon capture and storage options for eight supercritical pulverized coal reference plants proposed by Luminant as part of its Reliable Texas Power Project. The study provided an overview of applicable carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies, evaluated space requirements for two promising technologies, and allocated appropriate space for these technologies on a site-specific basis. The study incorporated a review of site-specific storage options prepared by others.
Evaluation of plant area requirements for CO2 capture and compression
Site-specific area planning
Evaluation of site storage options by others
Luminant conducted the preplanning process to make each of these units CO2 capture-ready. A key part of this strategy was evaluating capture and storage options for each of the units and providing adequate space at each site to install capture equipment.
To support this, our team reviewed the status of applicable post-combustion capture technologies. Working with technology suppliers, we developed plant area requirements for one currently available technology, solvent absorption. We also estimated area requirements for another less mature but promising technology, oxyfuel combustion. Space was allocated at each plant site for both technologies. Space allocations included equipment for CO2 compression to pipeline conditions.