Bełchatów CCS Project

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  • Facility type
    Power generation
  • Project type
    Integrated CCS project
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Project overview

Bełchatów Power Plant has been working on the preparatory task to develop a demonstration scale CCS installation integrated with the newly-built 858 MW unit at Bełchatów Power Plant since 2007. The CCS project implemented at Bełchatów Power Plant will include the following key components as the full value chain in the validation process of the CCS technology:
•Carbon Capture Plant (CCP) of equivalent power of >250MW and a CO2 capture efficiency of >80% utilizing the Advanced Amine Process (AAP) & its integration with the 858 MW unit. It means, that the CCP will capture approximately 1,8 million tonnes of CO2 per annum. The new 858MW unit will be modified for the needs of the CCP construction to obtain the status 'Capture Ready'
•CO2 Transportation: this component will consist of a pipeline and the associated infrastructure to transport the compressed CO2 from the Carbon Capture Plant (CCP) to the storage site to be selected
•CO2 Storage: this will include the injection of pressurized CO2 into the ground (deep saline aquifers) for permanent storage

Permitting Background

Building permit capture: 22 Feb 2010 Building permit pipeline: Aug 2013 Construction start-up permit storage: Dec 2012

Project funding sources

EEPR 180


Dominika Kukiela
Investment Specialist
+48 44 735 19 10

Project facts & figures

  • Facility size
    Total plant 858 MWe gross Relevant capacity 260 MWe gross MWe
  • CO2 emissions
    5,1 - 5,5 MtCO2/year
  • Capture percentage
  • Transport volume/distance
    1.8 MtCO2/year/60 -140 km
  • CO2 stored
    0 MtCO2
  • Storage location
    Three potential storage sites have been identified based on the various studies and analyses. The detailed appraisal of these storage sites is ongoing.
  • Storage volume
    0 MtCO2
  • Storage type
    Deep saline aquifer onshore

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