CCS Demonstrations

Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) -

Recovery Act: Demonstration of CO2 Capture and Sequestration for Steam Methane Reforming Process Gas Used for Large-Scale Hydrogen Production

Project No: FE0002381

Program Background and Project Benefits

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial processes, among other sources, are linked to global climate change. Advancing development of technologies that capture and store or beneficially reuse CO2 that would otherwise reside in the atmosphere for extended periods is of great importance. Advanced carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies offer significant potential for reducing CO2 emissions and mitigating global climate change, while minimizing the economic impacts of the solution.

Under the Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) program, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is collaborating with industry in cost sharing arrangements to demonstrate the next generation of technologies that will capture CO2 emissions from industrial sources and either sequester those emissions or beneficially reuse them. The technologies included in the ICCS program have progressed beyond the research and development stage to a scale that can be readily replicated and deployed into commercial practice within the industry.

Overall, the project will address climate change concerns, enhance U.S. economic and energy security, and boost domestic oil production.

Specific project advantages and benefits include:

  • Capturing approximately one million metric tons per year of CO2, that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere, for permanent storage in geologic formations for EOR applications.

  • The CO2 to be used for EOR will result in approximately 1.6 to 3.1 million barrels of additional domestic oil production.

  • The technology application is significant with the U.S. on-purpose hydrogen market for refinery use estimated to be almost four million tonnes annually. The two Port Arthur SMRs represent 4.3 percent of this market.


The project goal is to advance CCUS technologies from the demonstration stage to commercial viability. The project objective is to capture CO2 from two SMR hydrogen production plants and store it in an oil reservoir for EOR in order to successfully demonstrate the technology and maximize the economic viability of commercial-scale CCUS.

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