Indiana CCS project gets OGCI investment

An Indiana integrated gasification combined cycle plant (IGCC) to be converted for ammonia production will receive funding from OGCI Climate Investments for an adjacent carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project.

OGCI Climate Investments is a fund exceeding $1 billion created by oil company chief executive officers in the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative seeking practical action on climate change

Wabash Valley Resources LLC said it has closed on the fund’s investment of an undisclosed amount in the 1.5 million-ton/year CCS project outside of West Terra Haute. The capacity will be expandable to 1.75 million tons/year.

Carbon dioxide will come from Wabash Valley’s planned production of 1,630 tonnes/day of anhydrous ammonia at the repurposed IGCC plant.

Captured CO2 will be injected into a saline aquifer at about 7,000 ft in the Cambrian Mount Simon sandstone.

Wabash Valley Resources, affiliated with the commodities firm Phibro LLC, acquired the IGCC plant in 2016 with plans to use hydrogen output for ammonia production.

The CCS project also will receive funding from the US Department of Energy’s Carbon Storage Program.

The IGCC plant began operations in 1993 as a DOE-supported clean-coal project.

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