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Louisville Gas & Electric | 700-MW Cane Run 7 CCS Pilot

USA
Demonstration

Overview

Status
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Demonstration
Region
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North America
Geography
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USA
State
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Kentucky
Equity Owner
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Louisville Gas & Electric Company; Kentucky Utilities Company
Proponent
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Electric Power Research Institute; Kentucky Utilities Company; Louisville Gas & Electric Company; University of Kentucky
Output
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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
Type of electricty
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Capacity
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1,700,000 tonnes/year of CO2
Financing
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DOE Funding: $5,842,517; Non-DOE Funding: $1,460,647; Total Value: $7,303,164
Technology
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Technical Advisors
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University of Kentucky (project scope and design); Bechtel (FEED); EPRI (commercial, environmental, and economic assessments); University of Michigan (life-cycle assessment)
Advisors
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Project Contact
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Adam Berger, Electric Power Research Institute
Lawyers
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Project Cost
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Offtaker
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Commercial Operations Date
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Decommission Date
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FID
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Description

A full-scale, 10-to-20-MW carbon capture sequestration pilot unit. The solvent-independent CO2 capture system would be retrofitted to the Louisville Gas & Electric-Kentucky Utilities Company Cane Run #7 700 MWe natural gas combined cycle power generation unit.

The project team is led by Electric Power Research Institute and the technology is developed by the University of Kentucky

The optimized aqueous amine absorption capture process developed by UKy will be applied to capture approximately 1,700,000 tonnes/year of CO2 at >95% capture rate.

The CR7 unit is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

The FEED study will until mid-2024.

The project is among four selected in February 2024 by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations for up to $304m in funding for transformational technologies designed to capture CO2. The other three projects are in Mississippi, Texas, and Wyoming.

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