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Air Products’ Phase One Carbon Capture Project onstream in Texas  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Described by the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.; www.energy.gov) as a milestone in DOE’s Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) program, Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) announced today that Phase One of its two-stage carbon-capture project in Port Arthur, Texas is onstream. Ultimately, the project will capture approximately 1-million ton/yr of carbon dioxide to be recovered, purified by Air Products, and transported by Air Products via a pipeline owned by Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC for injection into the Denbury Onshore operated West Hastings Unit, an enhanced-oil-recovery project in Texas. Air Products designed, constructed, and is now operating Phase One of a state-of-the-art system to capture CO2 from one of its steam methane reformers (SMR) located within the Valero Port Arthur Refinery. The CO2 removal technology has been retrofitted to the SMR, which produces hydrogen to assist in the making of cleaner burning transportation fuels by refinery customers on Air Products’ Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network. Phase Two, involving a second Air Products’ SMR at the site, is to be onstream in April 2013. “We have successfully launched Phase One and would like…
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