Reducing costs of carbon capture and storage by shared reuse of existing pipeline—Case study of a CO2 capture cluster for industry and power in Scotland

Peter A. Brownsort, Vivian Scott, R. Stuart Haszeldine

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Abstract

The deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is recognised as critical to delivering deep decarbonisation of energy and industrial processes. CCS clusters, where multiple CO2 emitting sources share CO2 transport and storage infrastructures, offer cost savings and enable smaller sources to undertake CCS, which are unlikely to be capable of justifying a stand-alone transport and storage system. Scotland has a legacy of onshore and offshore pipelines, which transported methane from producing regions. These can be re-used to connect CO2 emitters to storage. Approximately 80% of large point-source CO2 emissions in Scotland are within 40 km of the Feeder 10 pipeline. Thirteen selected emitters are evaluated for potential CO2 capture volume, estimated capture project cost and cost of connection. Scenarios for sequential deployment show that Feeder 10 has capacity through known expansion potential for developments allowing capture volumes rising from 2 to 8 Mt yr−1 CO2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-138
JournalInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Volume52
Early online date14 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016

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