Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage
As part of RWE’s group wide CCS (Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage) strategy a pilot carbon capture facility was constructed and operated at Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales. This post-combustion process was designed to capture 50t CO2 per day, which is equivalent to the emissions from 3MW of Aberthaw’s 1.5 GW capacity.
Following first capture of CO2 in January 2013 a program of plant familiarization, optimization and operation was undertaken. This has improved our understanding of the performance of capture processes as well as the practical implications of operating this technology in conjunction with normal power plant operations. The plant has now ceased operations.
This project was undertaken as a joint project between Cansolv Technologies Incorporated (CTI) (part of the Shell Group) and RWE.