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Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) is one pathway to lowering carbon emissions from power generation to near-zero levels. A new GE-led project includes collaboration with Southern Company, Linde, BASF, and Kiewit. GE Gas Power will develop a front-end engineering design (FEED) study with technology and control concepts to integrate Southern Company subsidiary Alabama Power’s James M. Barry Electric power plant with Linde’s Gen 2 carbon capture solution based on BASF’s OASE blue gas treatment technology. The resulting study will serve as a template for lowering carbon emissions for other 7F gas power plants worldwide.
The project is receiving millions in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. The goal for commercial deployment is 2030. GE Gas Power will work with Southern Company, Linde, BASF, and Kiewit to develop a detailed plan for integrating carbon capture technologies with a natural gas combined cycle plant to capture approximately 95% percent of carbon dioxide emissions generated. The James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant, located in Bucks, Alabama, is powered by two GE 7F.04 gas turbines. The project will incorporate gas and steam turbine equipment enhancements to improve the carbon capture process.
Further, GE and Linde signed an agreement on exploring carbon capture and storage opportunities in North America. Linde has experience with post combustion amine-based carbon capture processes. BASF OASE blue technology addresses large-scale post-combustion capture (PCC) technology. Kiewit will provide engineering procurement construction capabilities.