Carbon dioxide capture project at Antelope Valley Station postponed

Antelope Valley Station

Antelope Valley Station, located near Beulah, ND.

Basin Electric’s board of directors made a decision this week to put a big project on hold. The proposed demonstration project to capture carbon dioxide from the Antelope Valley Station will stay on hold until the economic viability of such a venture can be further developed.

This decision was made based on many factors including the results of a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study that were presented at this month’s meeting.

The FEED study, which began in February 2010, focused on capturing a portion (about 25 percent) of the CO2 from one of the Antelope Valley Station’s two units. The FEED study, coupled with an assessment of the additions necessary at the plant, financing and sequestration costs indicated that a demonstration-scale project could cost as much as $500 million.

Read the full press release here: Basin Electric postpones CO2 capture project

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