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CapturePoint | Arkalon CO2 Compression Facility

USA
Operational

Overview

Status
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Operational
Region
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North America
Geography
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USA
State
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Kansas
Equity Owner
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CapturePoint
Proponent
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CapturePoint
Output
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Carbon Capture Utilization Storage (CCUS)
Type of electricty
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Capacity
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250,000 metric tons of CO2/year
Financing
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Technology
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Technical Advisors
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Advisors
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Project Contact
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Tracy Evans, CapturePoint, CEO | Matthew Shanahan, Managing Director at Marathon Capital
Lawyers
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Project Cost
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Offtaker
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Perdure Petroleum
Commercial Operations Date
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2023
Decommission Date
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FID
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Description

CapturePoint’s CO2 capture at Conestoga Energy Partners’ Arkalon bio-ethanol plant near Liberal, Kansas.

Before CapturePoint’s project became operational in April 2023, the facility was the first commercial ethanol biorefinery integrated with carbon capture and storage in the U.S., having started operations in 2009.

The facility is owned by Conestoga, and the CO2 is captured by CapturePoint LLC, which is backed by Mercuria Energy.

The facility captures up to 250,000 metric tons of CO2 per year for enhanced oil recovery.

CapturePoint transports the captured CO2 through its 170-mile regional network of dedicated CO2 pipelines to over 75 active CO2 injection wells the company uses for CO2-EOR operations. Once CO2-EOR operations cease, the CO2 is ultimately securely stored permanently underground.

Perdure Petroleum operates the Farnsworth Unit, a CO2-enhanced oil recovery field in Ochiltree County, Texas, which is amongst the fields that have been injecting CO2 from the Arkalon ethanol plant at Liberal, Kansas.

In March 2024, CapturePoint closed on a private Section 45Q direct transfer tax credit transaction for CO2 captured at the facility. The Section 45Q transaction was placed privately by Marathon Capital.

 

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