Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) -
Recovery Act: CO2 Capture From Biofuels Production and Sequestration into the Mt. Simon Sandstone Reservoir
Project No: FE0001547
Partnership between DOE and Industry
In October 2009, DOE selected the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) team to conduct one of 12 projects in Phase 1 of its ICCS program to test large-scale industrial CS technologies. DOE again selected the project in June 2010 as one of three projects to receive continued (Phase 2) funding. The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) manages the CO2 Capture from Biofuels Production and Storage into the Mount (Mt.) Simon Sandstone project [Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (Illinois ICCS) project], which receives $141.4 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 funding and another $66.5 million in private sector cost-sharing. The project is scheduled for completion on September 30, 2015. The project team members are ADM, U.S. DOE, Schlumberger Carbon Services, Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), and Richland Community College (RCC). The Illinois ICCS project presents a unique opportunity to gather crucial scientific and engineering data in advance of carbon capture requirements to add to the understanding of large-scale CO2 storage in saline formations. Successful implementation of this project could facilitate exploration of long-term CO2 utilization options, such as enhanced oil recovery, in the Southern Illinois Basin.