Friday, November 22, 2019

Iceland: Plans to Re-Inject More CO2 and H2S from Geothermal Power Plants

Plans to double CarbFix reinjection at the Hengill Geothermal Area (Carbfix)

Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant
ON Power, a subsidiary of Reykjavík Energy, has revealed plans to ramp up carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations at their power plants in Iceland. This includes both Hellisheiði and Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plants. The statement followed the announcement that ON Power plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 (previously goal was 2040).

In order to achieve this goal, ON Power will 1) double the amount of CO2 and H2S currently reinjected into the subsurface using the CarbFix method at the Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant, 2) conduct experimental reinjection at the Nesjavellir Geothermal Power Plant and 3) utilise the excess carbon in collaboration with nearby industries. Currently, ON Power re-injects a daily amount of about 33 tons of CO2 where it eventually turn into stone.

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