New Version of SimCCS Simulates Phased CCS Infrastructure Construction
The expected deep deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (#CCS) systems will require large infrastructure projects that will likely be constructed in phases. Therefore, we developed a novel version of SimCCS that plans the optimal development of CCS infrastructure over multiple phases.
A recent study published in the 𝐽𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑅𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝐸𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑦 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 shows that including temporal effects enables the model to find lower cost solutions as compared to a single planning phase. Geologic CO2 storage sites have limited capacity, so a temporal model is able to include the option of filling lower cost sites first and then moving on to more expensive storage locations.
The temporal approach could be applied to a variety of future problems, such as considering operation phases with and without the 45Q tax credit.
This study was a team effort with Erick Jones Jr. of University of Texas at Arlington; Sean Yaw and Cooper Strahan of Montana State University, and Carbon Solutions employees Jeff Bennett, Jonathan Ogland-Hand, and Richard Middleton.
The study was published open-access and is accessible from the 𝑅𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑤𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑆𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝐸𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑦 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 website here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rset.2022.100023
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