The opening of Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project, has taken place with participation of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at the W.A. Parish power plant in the USA. Originally conceived as a 60-megawatt electric (MWe) capture project, the project sponsors expanded the design to capture emissions from 240 MWe of generation. At its current level of operation, Petra Nova will capture more than 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day, which will be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) at the West Ranch Oil Field. The project is expected to boost production at West Ranch from 500 barrels per day to approximately 15,000 barrels per day, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of the US Department of Energy.
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