Carbon capture and storage: the Lacq pilot. Project and injection period 2006-2013

Organisation: Total S.A.

This publication describes Total’s Lacq CCS pilot demonstration project. The pilot project entailed the conversion of an existing air-fired boiler to a 30 MWth oxy-combustion boiler that produced a flue gas with a high CO2 content. The project’s aim was to test the complete chain of capture, transport and storage of purified and compressed CO2, integrated within the infrastructure of the Lacq industrial platform.

The publication includes technical and geological content, environmental impact and risk assessments, monitoring and surveillance data, and a discussion on community outreach. It provides insights for those involved in developing CCS in the future.