NEXT Carbon Solutions, California Resources Corp. Agree to Carbon Capture FEED Study

Study will explore further decarbonization of Elk Hills Power Plant.

Hart Energy

NEXT Carbon Solutions (NCS), a subsidiary of NextDecade Corp. and California Resources Corp. May 5 jointly agreed to further explore the decarbonization of CRC’s Elk Hills Power Plant. Through the deployment of NCS’ proprietary post-combustion carbon capture processes for CRC’s CalCapture CCS+ project, the companies seek to capture and utilize the emissions from the Elk Hills Power Plant for permanent storage in oil producing reservoirs.

NCS will perform a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for the post combustion capture and compression of up to 95% of the CO2 produced at the Elk Hills Power Plant, a 550-megawatt (MW) natural gas, combined-cycle power plant, located in Kern County, Calif. The FEED is projected to take approximately six months to complete. During the FEED, NCS and CRC expect to finalize definitive commercial documents allowing the CalCapture CCS+ project to proceed with a final investment decision following completion of the FEED.

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