Eston Grange Power Station

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Eston Grange Power Project
Official nameEston Grange Power Project
CountryEngland, United Kingdom
LocationRedcar and Cleveland.
Coordinates54°34′44″N 1°09′40″W / 54.579°N 1.161°W / 54.579; -1.161Coordinates: 54°34′44″N 1°09′40″W / 54.579°N 1.161°W / 54.579; -1.161
StatusPlanned
Commission date2012 (expected)
Owner(s)Centrica
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity850 MW
External links
Websitewww.estongrange.co.uk

Eston Grange Power Station (officially known as Eston Grange Power Project) is a proposed power station, that is to be situated near to Eston in Redcar and Cleveland. If built would be the UK's first pre-combustion carbon capture and storage (CCS) plant. The station could generate up to 850 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply around a million people with electricity. The station would use standard oil refinery technology to turn gasified coal into hydrogen and carbon dioxide.[1]

Development[edit]

The station would be built on a brownfield site, and use integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology to generate electricity. The CCS technology used in the power station would be of the pre-combustion type, capturing approximately 5 million tonnes of CO2 per year. The CO2 would be transported via a 225 km pipeline to saline formations, the pipeline being oversized to allow for use by other emitters. This is planned to include Lynemouth power station as part of the North CCS Cluster. Both projects would share a common pipeline for the transport of CO2, and use the same offshore storage site in the North Sea. There would be the possibility of other emitters joining this network in the future. The Eston Grange project is planned for commercial operation by 2015.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McKie, Robin. "A big step towards the world's cleanest fuel". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Eston Grange CCS Plant". globalccsinstitute.com/. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 27 August 2011.

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