The CO2 will be transported via a pipeline owned by Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas for injection into the Denbury Onshore’s enhanced oil recovery projects. The pipeline is expected to begin operations in late 2012. The sequestered carbon dioxide is to be put to use by Denbury Onshore in enhanced oil recovery, according to Hydrocarbonprocessing.
– The signing of these agreements is a key step in moving this important project forward. Air Products has been an integral team member of several carbon capture projects around the world. We are a technology solutions provider and at Port Arthur we will have the opportunity to demonstrate these capabilities at a large industrial scale, says Wilbur Mok, Vice President of North America Tonnage Gases for Air Products.
According to the agreements, Air Products will design, construct and operate a state-of-the-art system to capture CO2 from its two stream methane reformers (SMR), located within the Valero Refinery in Port Arthur. The carbon dioxide removal technology will be retrofitted to the SMRs, which produce hydrogen to assist in the making of cleaner burning transportation fuels by refinery customers on Air Products’ Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline network.