A Digest of Informative H2-CCS Content – January, 2023

Carbon America to Develop the First Two Commercial CCS Projects in Colorado

Carbon America plans to develop CCS facilities that will capture 95% of carbon emissions from two ethanol plants in Colorado, and sequester the captured carbon underground. The Company will build, own and operate the CCS systems at the ethanol plants in Sterling and Yuma, Colorado, and will ensure secure geologic sequestration nearly one mile underground in northeastern Colorado.

1PointFive and Carbon Engineering

1PointFive, a subsidiary of Occidental’s Low Carbon Ventures, announced a partnership with Carbon Engineering aimed at deploying up to 70 Direct Air Capture (DAC) facilities by 2035, each with a capacity of up to one million tons per year. The deployment approach will standardize the design of plants, plant components and equipment will be modularized, mass manufactured and assembled on-site.

Aemetis Acquires Site for CCS Injection Well

Aemetis recently acquired a 24-acre site in California to develop a carbon capture and sequestration injection well. Aetemis plans to use the site for its proposed one million metric tons per annum CO2 injection well. The injection well will reduce Aemetis’ carbon emission and store CO2 from other California industrial and agricultural sources.


Carbonvert Inc., Chevron and Talos Energy are developing a novel offshore CCS project in the US, known as the Bayou Bend. This is a 10 MMTPA COcapture, transport and storage facility in Texas. The facility will help sequester CO2 from industrial facilities in Port Arthur and the neighboring region. The project will sit on 40,000 acres of offshore space with a 600 million metric tons storage capacity.

Carbonvert alongside the University of Alabama, Sargent & Lundy, Southern Company and Battelle, are collectively working on a research for the direct air capture and storage of CO2 emissions from a nuclear power plant in Columbia, Alabama. The project is expected to begin capture and storage by the end of 2022.

Chevron CCS Project

Chevron announced the launch of a CCS project aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of its operations in San Joaquin Valley, California. This facility will use CO2 post-combustion capture equipment and subsequently store the captured CO2 underground. The project will begin at Chevron’s Kern River Eastridge cogeneration plant in Kern County, California.


Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced that it has submitted an application for funding from the DOE for the next phase of research for the front-end engineering design for large-scale carbon capture at its Burns Harbor integrated iron and steel facility in Indiana. The Burns Harbor project is expected to capture 2.8 MMTPA from blast furnace gas with a net carbon capture efficiency of at least 95%. The proposed engineering design would be completed within 24 months. The study will be funded by both Cleveland-Cliffs and the DOE.

Competitive Power Ventures Set to Build $3B Natural Gas, Carbon Capture Plant

Competitive Power Ventures announced the development of a $3 billion 1,800 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas power station utilizing CCS in West Virginia. The announcement lauded the recent Inflation Reduction Act and described it as a significant incentive for the project. When completed, the plant’s carbon capture system will remove 90-95% of CO2 from its waste stream.

GE-Led Carbon Capture Technology

GE Gas Power, Southern Company, Linde, BASF & Kiewit are developing a front-end engineering design for integrating carbon capture technologies with a natural gas combined cycle plant to capture at least 95% of carbon dioxide emissions. The project also includes gas and stream equipment enhancements to improve the carbon capture process. GE’s design study will receive approximately $5.8 million from the DOE following completion of the award negotiation phase.

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