Global CCS Institute

Indiana Gasification

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Capture type:
Pre-combustion capture (gasification)
Transport type:
Onshore to onshore pipeline >400 km
Storage type:
Use of CO2 in enhanced oil recovery

 

Location: Indiana, United States of America
Proponent: Leucadia Corporation
 
Technical aspects
  • A coal-gasification plant proposing to produce 1.1 billion cubic metres of synthetic natural gas (SNG) annually.
  • Approximately 5.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of carbon dioxide (CO2) would be captured during the gasification process and transported by pipeline to Texas for use in enhanced oil recovery.
  • An estimated 120 Mtpa of CO2 would be captured over the lifetime of the project.
Key Deliverables
  • In November 2009, the Department of Energy announced that Indiana Gasification was a candidate for a loan guarantee.
  • Notice of Intent issued in November 2009 to commence the development of environmental impact assessment.
  • The project received its air permit in June 2012.
In 2011 Indiana Senators rejected an eminent domain measure for a pipeline to move CO2 from the proposed Indiana SNG plant to buyers on the Gulf Coast. It is uncertain whether the eminent domain measure will be brought back to the General Assembly. In 2013, the state rescinded its agreement to purchase the SNG, putting the future of this project in jeopardy

Project data is current as at 16/02/2014.