The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has plans for carbon capture and storage demonstration projects at three integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facilities. The costs of the projects will total about $500 million and agreements are almost in place for two of the three host sites for the projects. The goal of the demonstrations is to show that CCS can be commercially viable by 2020. The three projects include

  • capturing 10-20 percent of the carbon dioxide at an IGCC facility by 2011,
  • capturing and sequestering 40-70 percent of the CO2 at an IGCC facility by 2013, and
  • capturing and sequestering 80-90 percent of the CO2 in two different stages, with a goal of roughly 2016.

EPRI’s Ron Schoff said, "We are looking at $500 million in industry and DOE support, partly coming from the restructuring of FutureGen."