Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) -
Recovery Act: The Lake Charles CCS Project
Project No: FE0002314
The DOE selected Leucadia Energy, LLC to receive ICCS program funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, for its Lake Charles Carbon Capture & Sequestration Project. The ICCS project will demonstrate the capture of CO2 from an industrial facility for use in an independent enhanced oil recovery (EOR) application. The industrial source of CO2 will be a petroleum-coke-to-chemicals (methanol and other by-products) gasification plant being developed by Lake Charles Clean Energy, LLC (a Leucadia Energy, LLC affiliate) in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Once the CO2 is captured, it will be purified to remove contaminants and compressed to a pressure suitable for commercial pipeline transport to oil fields in Texas for EOR. The project will also implement a comprehensive monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) program to confirm the long-term sequestration of a minimum of one million tons per year of the injected CO2 at the Hastings oil field in Texas.