Occidental’s Direct Air Capture Plant To Use Siemens Energy Compressors

Occidental Direct Air Capture Plant To Use Siemens Energy Compressors - Carbon Herald
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Occidental first large-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) facility in Texas, which is developed by the company’s subsidiary 1PointFive, will use Siemens Energy compressors. The two compressor packages will allow the plant to capture as much as 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually when fully operational. 

Siemens Energy will provide a motor-driven 13,000 horsepower fully modular wet gas compressor package and a motor-driven 8,500 hp dry gas compressor for the DAC site. The equipment will compress the captured carbon for additional processing and pressurize the output into a pipeline for injection underground. 

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“We are honored to be part of such an important project,” said Siemens Energy President and CEO Christian Bruch. “Technologies to effectively capture and sequester CO2 will be a necessity if we want to achieve our climate goals. Close partnerships with partners like Occidental are the base to scale up innovative solutions.”

The U.S. is introducing policy incentives such as the Inflation Reduction Act to speed up direct air capture technology as a climate solution that allows companies to bring down their carbon emissions. 

The 1PointFive DAC plant is expected to offer cost-effective solutions that high-polluting industries can use together with their own emissions reduction programs to reach net zero. Captured CO2 can be safely sequestered in underground formations or utilized in the production of hydrocarbons used for lower-carbon or net-zero transportation fuels, chemicals and building materials. 

Read more: Texas Is Set To Become The Direct Air Capture Hub Of The US

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