US company EnLink Midstream has joined forces with engineering company Honeywell to develop carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions for the Mississippi River corridor from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in Louisiana, US.
The partners plan to promote Honeywell’s new advanced solvent CO2 capture and hydrogen solutions, which the company says allow CO2 to be captured, stored and transported at a lower cost and with greater efficiency than existing technologies. This captured carbon can be transported along EnLink’s planned CO2 pipeline transportation network for permanent storage.
‘EnLink has existing pipeline infrastructure and decades of experience operating these assets in the Gulf Coast region. When coupled with Honeywell’s proven carbon capture and hydrogen technologies, we can provide customers with a cost-effective approach to CO2 capture and transportation that will ultimately accelerate carbon reductions in a key industrial region,’ says EnLink chairman and CEO Barry Davis.
It is EnLink’s second CCS project announcement in 2022, after it signed an MoU with Talos in February. It is ploughing ahead with CCS, having also just jointly announced a phase I final investment decision (FID) with natural gas exploration and production company BKV Corporation to develop a CCS sequestration project in the Barnet Shale region, which will be one of the first permanent commercial sequestration projects in the US. The gas BKV produces in the region contains CO2. EnLink will transport the gas to its processing plant in Bridgeport, Texas, separate the CO2, compress it, and dispose of it in BKV’s nearby injection well.
‘The project will capture and store a significant amount of carbon dioxide emissions per year, which moves EnLink a step closer to achieving our goal of a 30% reduction in CO2-equivalent emissions intensity by 2030 over EnLink’s 2020 scope 1 emissions intensity,’ says Davis.
A number of other oil, midstream and terminal companies have announced Gulf Coast CCS projects in 2022, including Sempra Infrastructure, TotalEnergies, Mitsui and Mitsubishi at Sempra’s Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana, BP and Linde in Texas, Enterprise and OLCV also in Texas, from Houston to Port Arthur, and Talos and HEP in Corpus Christi, Texas. An industry group comprising 14 firms, including Air Liquide, BASF and Shell, support the development of a Houston-wide CCS scheme.