Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd. is set to launch a commercial zero-emission coal-fired power plant near Chennai, India, the company announced Tuesday. The project will capture more than 60,000 metric tons of CO2 from a 10-megawatt coal-fired power station using technology recently tested at Norway’s Technology Center Mongstad.
According to the CCSL release, the project will capture CO2 at a cost of $30 per metric ton, one-half to one-third of the expense of alternative capture systems. Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals & Fertilizers (TACFL) will use the captured CO2 for soda ash production.
“This project is a game-changer. By capturing and crucially, re-using, CO2 at just $30 per/tonne, we believe that there is an opportunity to dramatically accelerate uptake of CCU technology, with its many benefits, around the world. This is a project that doesn’t rely on government funding or subsidies – it just makes great business sense,” CCSL CEO Aniruddha Sharma said in the release.