Los Alamos analysis of San Juan Generating Station carbon-capture study shows promise
Description: Team SimCCS was part of a team of Los Alamos scientists and engineers that conducted an independent assessment of a carbon-capture technology study on the San Juan Generating Station. The Los Alamos team found that the proposed plan to use an amine-based capture system is a technically viable option that could reliably capture 90% of the emissions from flue gas that it processes. The Los Alamos team also assessed factors associated with the proposed use of CO2 and concluded that there was sufficient subsurface capacity and likely to be sufficient future demand to handle all of the projected captured CO2, but the team also identified potential opportunities for CO2 use and storage in the Four Corners region. Finally, the Los Alamos team identified additional factors that could be considered in the future, including more detailed engineering analyses.