HECA will design, build and operate a greenfield, commercial scale, advanced Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant and fertilizer production facility with CO2 capture in Kern County, California. The HECA Project is designed to achieve at least 90% CO2 capture efficiency while storing approximately 2.6 million tons per year in an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) application. The captured CO2 will be transported via pipeline to the Elk Hills oil field approximately 4 miles from the power plant. The project will employ IGCC technology to nominally generate 400 megawatts electrical (MWe) (gross) and up to 300 MWe (net) of electricity and produce approximately 1 million tons per year of fertilizer using a 75% coal/25% petroleum coke fuel blend. The fertilizer could be a combination of urea ammonium nitrate, urea, or other fertilizer equivalent, with the proportion dependent on market and commercial conditions.
The project addresses capture and beneficial reuse of CO2 emissions from coal-based electricity production as required by the CCPI-3A solicitation. The project will achieve these requirements through an advanced gasification power plant with CO2 capture. The project is designed to meet or exceed the CCPI-3A solicitation requirements of 90 percent CO2 capture efficiency in conjunction with CO2 emissions storage.
The project is in the development phase.
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