中国石化新闻网讯 据烃加工在线8月19日消息，由美国石油和天然气生产商西方石油公司支持的一家新合资企业将开发有史以来最大的通过直接空气捕获(direct air capture)过程将二氧化碳从大气中抽走的工厂。
西方石油公司的风险投资部门Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC与专注于可持续发展的私募股权公司Rusheen资本管理公司成立了一家公司，授权获得加拿大碳工程公司开发的直接空气捕获(DAC)技术。
张春晓 摘译自 烃加工在线
Occidental-backed company will build new U.S. CO2 removal plant
A new venture backed by U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp will develop the largest ever facility to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere through a process known as direct air capture, the companies said.
Occidental’s venture capital arm, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC, has formed a company with sustainability-focused private equity firm Rusheen Capital Management LLC to license the direct air capture (DAC) technology developed by Canada’s Carbon Engineering.
Interest in DAC has grown in recent years, from companies seeking to offset their climate impact to public officials worried about the slow pace of international agreements to cut emissions.
The cost of carbon-removal technologies like DAC however is high, and they have yet to be deployed on a mass scale. Environmentalists have also argued that they reflect a lack of resolve to end the use of fossil fuels.
The new company, 1PointFive, will develop a facility located on 100 acres in Texas’ Permian Basin. It aims to capture up to 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere a year, the companies said in a joint statement.
Construction will begin in 2022, allowing time to improve plant design and reduce costs. The project will seek financing in the market.
Carbon dioxide captured at the Texas facility will be stored underground and used to increase pressure in the oil field and speed up production.
The project will benefit from a federal tax credit designed to spur investment in carbon capture and sequestration projects.
Carbon Engineering has a pilot plant in British Columbia that has been operating since 2015.