The Shand CCS Feasibility Study
The International CCS Knowledge Centre experts spearheaded a feasibility study to retrofit SaskPower’s Shand Power Station, (Shand) a 300 – MW, single unit, coal-fired power plant that has double the capacity of Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility (BD3) with a large-scale, CCS facility.
- Shand CCS Feasibility Study*, click here (full public report -120 pages)
- Summary for Decision Makers, click here (Chinese version, click here)
- Frequently Asked Questions, click here
Key Hightlights of the Shand CCS Feasibility Study (Shand Study):
- The study shows that compared to the Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility (BD3), a CCS system at Shand could see capture capital cost reductions of 67% per tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2 ) captured as well as 92% in potential savings to power plant integration capital cost.
- Based on the model, the levelized cost of captured CO2 is calculated at $45US/tonne.
- Second generation CCS can capture more emissions at lower loads (i.e. power generation) such that more than a 90% capture rate is possible. This means that CCS has the potential to integrate well with renewables which provide a varying load. CO2 capture rate could be up to 97% at 62% electrical load.
- The Shand CCS system would be designed without the requirement of additional water, mitigating a key constraint for thermal plant operation retrofits and expansions.
- At this site, up to 140,000 tonnes per year of fly ash would be saleable to the concrete market (subject to demand), which could offset emissions in concrete production. This equates to a potential net reduction of 125,000 tonnes of CO2 each year resulting in a facility with net-negative CO2 emissions.
- The Shand CCS project design capacity is nominally 2 million tonnes of CO2 captured per year – twice the initial design capacity of BD3 (this economy of scale reduces costs).
- Read the Peer-Reviewed Results of the Shand CCS Feasibility Study (DOI: 10.1002/ghg.1989) accepted on April 21, 2020 and featured as a spotlight in the May 2020 Greenhouse Gases: Science And Technology Journal published online at Wiley Online Library
- Read the announcement on the public release of the Shand Study.
- Read What Others Are Saying about the Shand Study.
Watch the webinar presented in collaboration with the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN), on the necessity of large scale CCS to meaninfully reduce global CO2 emissions, specifically about the Shand Study.
Read our Papers submitted in advance of GHGT14 based on A Design for Second Generation CCS - The Shand CCS Feasibility Study
|Papers* Presented at the Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference (GHGT-14)|
|Flexibility and efficiency of a steam turbine extraction vs gas fired generation as the steam source for post combustion CO2 capture on a coal fired power plant Read the Paper*|
|Maximization of Net Output for Boundary Dam Unit 3 Carbon Dioxide Capture Demonstration Project Read the Paper*|
|Post combustion CO2 capture retrofit of SaskPower’s Shand Power Station: Capital and operating cost reduction of a 2nd generation capture facility Read the Paper*|
|Heat Rejection Design for Zero Liquid Discharge Shand Coal-Fired Power Station Integrated with CO2 Capture and Storage Read the Paper*|
|Heat integration analysis and optimization for a post combustion CO2 capture retrofit study of SaskPower’s Shand power station Read the Paper*|
|Shand Coal-Fired Power Plant Integrating a Post Combustion CO2 Capture Process Read the Paper*|
Read our Abstracts submitted in advance of GHGT14 based on A Design for Second Generation CCS - The Shand CCS Feasibility Study
Abstracts* Accepted to the Greenhouse Gas Technology Conference (GHGT-14)
|Post Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit of SaskPower’s Shand Power Station: A Business Case - Read the Abstract*|
|Heat Integration Analysis and Optimization for a Post Combustion CO2 Capture Retrofit Study of SaskPower’s Shand Power Station - Read the Abstract*|
|Shand Coal Fired Power Plant Integrating a Post Combustion CO2 Capture Process - Read the Abstract*|
|Heat Rejection Design for Zero Liquid Discharge Shand Coal Fired Power Station Integrated with CO2 Capture and Storage - Read the Abstract*|
|An Update Report on the Integrated CCS Project at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station - Read the Abstract*|
|Maximization of Net Output for SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit #3 Carbon Dioxide Capture Demonstration Project - Read the Abstract*|
|Derate Analysis for SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit #3 During the First Three Years of Operation - Read the Abstract*|
|Flexibility and Efficiency of Steam Turbine Extraction vs Gas Fired Generation as Steam Source for Post Combustion CO2 Capture on Coal Fired Power Plant - Read the Abstract*|
* NOTE: All content created by the International CCS Knowledge Centre is subject to the Knowledge Centre's Open License.