Calgary-based cleantech company Entropy, a subsidiary of Advantage Energy Ltd., announced that on June 27, 2022, the company started commissioning its first post-combustion carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Glacier Gas Plant in Alberta. The first phase commissioning (47,000 tonnes of carbon annually) will take a few weeks and the first carbon injection for permanent storage will happen within four weeks. According to Entropy, this is the first-ever commercial project that sequesters CO2 from natural gas combustion.
Phase 1 of the project will feature one train of Entropy’s patent-pending Modular Carbon Capture and StorageTM equipment and the installation of the entire waste heat recovery equipment needed for the 200,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) project. This phase is expected to reach a total installed cost of about $31 million, or 10% more than the initially planned budget. The increase is due to inflation mainly in the steel and copper industry.
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Entropy has reached a final investment decision for Glacier Phase 1b, which will additionally capture and store 16,000 TPA at a cost of about $8 million. During this phase, the company’s Integrated Carbon Capture and StorageTM product will be deployed for the first time. The Phase 1b equipment is planned to come on-stream in Q2 of 2023.
Entropy’s CCS projects continue to grow and the cleantech company has been involved with several short- and medium-cycle CCS projects as well as pre-FEED work and project evaluations for five different counterparties for projects on a global scale. Entropy is close to 10 Million Metric Tonnes per Annum of projects currently under development at different stages of maturity.
A privately-owned firm, Entropy aims to commercialize CCS using patented modular CCS technology in an aim to decrease and eventually entirely eliminate CO2 emissions.