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Indian project to capture CO2 at US$30 per tonne

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World Coal,

An Indian coal-fired power plant is set to capture CO2 at US$30 per tonne – a significant reduction in typical capture costs seen on the global power market.

The 10 MW plant near Chennai will use Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd (CCSL) technology to capture more than 60 000 t of CO2 over the life of the project foe use in soda ash production. Post start-up of the project, the plant is set to become a zero-emissions plant.

“This project is a game changer,” said Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of CCSL. “By capturing and crucially, re-using, CO2 at just US$30 per tonne, we believe that there is an opportunity to dramatically accelerate uptake of carbon capture and utilisation technology, with its many benefits, around the world. This is a project that doesn’t rely on government funding or subsidies – it just makes great business sense.”

The announcement comes after the successful completion of a CCSL pilot testing project at Technology Centre Mongstad, the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture.

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