CCS and deepC Store Submit CO2 Shipping Supply Specification to Australian Government at a Rapid Pace

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 02:08 am

deepC Store (dCS) has revealed the CO₂ supply specification for their ambitious CStore1 project, developed in conjunction with carbon capture specialists Pace CCS. The project, which aims to facilitate the import of CO₂ waste from Japan for permanent disposal in deep reservoirs off the coast of Australia, is a major international decarbonisation effort.

The CO₂ supply specification is an essential component of the project’s infrastructure, and its public release is intended to assist in the global transition to net zero emissions. Sources considered when formulating the specification included iron & steel furnaces, traditional fossil fuel power plants, biomass power plants and waste incinerators, refinery emissions, cement plants & kilns, lime production, ammonia production, and carbon capture Direct from Air (DAC).

Commenting on the release, dCS Director Daein Cha said: “We are pleased to publish our work with Pace CCS. The CO₂ supply specification is one of the most important technical conditions to determine with our prospective CO₂ suppliers. This ensures that no risk to downstream material integrity or other HSE risks are introduced to our CCS projects, and that we maximise flexibility such that cost of CO₂ capture by the CO₂ suppliers is minimised. We trust that this information will assist other CCS project proponents to determine a pragmatic and robust CO₂ supply specification for their projects.”

Managing Director of Pace CCS Matt Healey also shared his thoughts, saying: “CStore1 is a world-leading project and we are delighted to share this specification publicly. All CCS projects must ensure integrity, while maximising uptime and allowing maximum flexibility for operations. We hope that this information is useful to regulators and to other projects to find this balance.”

Praise for the work was also offered by Michael Malavazos, Director of Engineering Operations at the Department for Energy and Mining in South Australia and Chair of the Australian CCS mirror committee to the ISO technical standards committee. Malavazos remarked: “This is an excellent and promising initiative to setting an international benchmark for CO₂ stream composition for the purpose of ensuring safe and reliable transportation and injection.”

deepC Store and Pace CCS have developed a CO₂ supply specification for their ambitious CStore1 project, a major international decarbonisation effort that seeks to facilitate the import of CO₂ waste from large Japanese industry for permanent disposal in deep reservoirs off the coast of Australia. The CO₂ supply specification, which was developed with consideration for a variety of potential sources, has been praised as an “excellent and promising initiative” that will assist the transition to net zero emissions.

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