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Title: Evaluating the Suitability for CO 2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA

Abstract

FutureGen 2.0 site will be the first near-zero emission power plant with fully integrated long-term storage in a deep, non-potable saline aquifer in the United States. The proposed FutureGen 2.0 CO 2 storage site is located in northeast Morgan County, Illinois, U.S.A., forty-eight kilometres from the Meredosia Energy Center where a large-scale oxy-combustion demonstration will be conducted. The demonstration will involve > 90% carbon capture, which will produce more than one million metric tons (MMT) of CO 2 per year. The CO 2 will be compressed at the power plant and transported via pipeline to the storage site. To examine CO 2 storage potential of the site, a 1,467m characterization well (FGA#1) was completed in December 2011. The target reservoir for CO 2 storage is the Mt. Simon Sandstone and Elmhurst Sandstone Member of the lower Eau Claire Formation for a combined thickness of 176 m. Confining beds of the overlying Lombard and Proviso Members (upper Eau Claire Formation) reach a thickness of 126 m. Characterization of the target injection zone and the overlying confining zone was based on wellbore data, cores, and geophysical logs, along with surface geophysical (2-D seismic profiles, magnetic and gravity), and structural data collected duringmore » the initial stage of the project . Based on this geological model, 3D simulations of CO 2 injection and redistribution were conducted using STOMP-CO 2, a multiphase flow and transport simulator. After this characterization stage, it appears that the injection site is a suitable geologic system for CO 2 sequestration and that the injection zone is sufficient to receive up to 33 MMT of CO 2 at a rate of 1.1 MMT/yr. GHGT-11 conference« less

Authors:
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States)
  3. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, (United States)
  4. FutureGen Industrial Alliance Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1111208
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-91308
Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102; 600306000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 37; Journal ID: ISSN 1876-6102
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; carbon sequestration, CO2 geological storage, brine aquifer, Illinois, Mt Simon sandstone

Citation Formats

Bonneville, Alain, Gilmore, Tyler J., Sullivan, E. C., Vermeul, Vincent R., Kelley, Mark E., White, Signe K., Appriou, Delphine, Bjornstad, Bruce N., Gerst, Jacqueline L., Gupta, Neeraj, Horner, Jacob A., McNeil, Caitlin, Moody, Mark A., Rike, William M., Spane, Frank A., Thorne, Paul D., Zeller, Evan R., Zhang, Z. F., Hoffman, Jeffrey, and Humphreys, Kenneth K. Evaluating the Suitability for CO2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.541.
Bonneville, Alain, Gilmore, Tyler J., Sullivan, E. C., Vermeul, Vincent R., Kelley, Mark E., White, Signe K., Appriou, Delphine, Bjornstad, Bruce N., Gerst, Jacqueline L., Gupta, Neeraj, Horner, Jacob A., McNeil, Caitlin, Moody, Mark A., Rike, William M., Spane, Frank A., Thorne, Paul D., Zeller, Evan R., Zhang, Z. F., Hoffman, Jeffrey, & Humphreys, Kenneth K. Evaluating the Suitability for CO2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.541
Bonneville, Alain, Gilmore, Tyler J., Sullivan, E. C., Vermeul, Vincent R., Kelley, Mark E., White, Signe K., Appriou, Delphine, Bjornstad, Bruce N., Gerst, Jacqueline L., Gupta, Neeraj, Horner, Jacob A., McNeil, Caitlin, Moody, Mark A., Rike, William M., Spane, Frank A., Thorne, Paul D., Zeller, Evan R., Zhang, Z. F., Hoffman, Jeffrey, and Humphreys, Kenneth K. Mon . "Evaluating the Suitability for CO2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.541.
@article{osti_1111208,
title = {Evaluating the Suitability for CO2 Storage at the FutureGen 2.0 Site, Morgan County, Illinois, USA},
author = {Bonneville, Alain and Gilmore, Tyler J. and Sullivan, E. C. and Vermeul, Vincent R. and Kelley, Mark E. and White, Signe K. and Appriou, Delphine and Bjornstad, Bruce N. and Gerst, Jacqueline L. and Gupta, Neeraj and Horner, Jacob A. and McNeil, Caitlin and Moody, Mark A. and Rike, William M. and Spane, Frank A. and Thorne, Paul D. and Zeller, Evan R. and Zhang, Z. F. and Hoffman, Jeffrey and Humphreys, Kenneth K.},
abstractNote = {FutureGen 2.0 site will be the first near-zero emission power plant with fully integrated long-term storage in a deep, non-potable saline aquifer in the United States. The proposed FutureGen 2.0 CO2 storage site is located in northeast Morgan County, Illinois, U.S.A., forty-eight kilometres from the Meredosia Energy Center where a large-scale oxy-combustion demonstration will be conducted. The demonstration will involve > 90% carbon capture, which will produce more than one million metric tons (MMT) of CO2 per year. The CO2 will be compressed at the power plant and transported via pipeline to the storage site. To examine CO2 storage potential of the site, a 1,467m characterization well (FGA#1) was completed in December 2011. The target reservoir for CO2 storage is the Mt. Simon Sandstone and Elmhurst Sandstone Member of the lower Eau Claire Formation for a combined thickness of 176 m. Confining beds of the overlying Lombard and Proviso Members (upper Eau Claire Formation) reach a thickness of 126 m. Characterization of the target injection zone and the overlying confining zone was based on wellbore data, cores, and geophysical logs, along with surface geophysical (2-D seismic profiles, magnetic and gravity), and structural data collected during the initial stage of the project . Based on this geological model, 3D simulations of CO2 injection and redistribution were conducted using STOMP-CO2, a multiphase flow and transport simulator. After this characterization stage, it appears that the injection site is a suitable geologic system for CO2 sequestration and that the injection zone is sufficient to receive up to 33 MMT of CO2 at a rate of 1.1 MMT/yr. GHGT-11 conference},
doi = {10.1016/j.egypro.2013.06.541},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1111208}, journal = {Energy Procedia},
issn = {1876-6102},
number = ,
volume = 37,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {8}
}