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Shidongkou Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: Huaneng Power Group

Location: Shanghai China

Feedstock: Coal

Size: Part of 600 MW reactor: 0.1 Mt/yr (approximately 4% of a single unit's output)

Capture Technology: Post-combustion using an amine mix (Huaneng is secretive about its capture technology)

CO2 Fate: Sold for commercial use: Approximately $12/ tonne

Timing: December 2009


Huaneng Power has released that the project has a total cost of 160 million RMB ($24 million US)


This project has very low capture costs. The Shidongkou project broke ground July 2009 and completed capture texts in 2009. It is scheduled to have started operation at the end of 2011.

The Shanghai Shidongkou Second Power Plant had originally been developed, constructed and operated by the Huaneng International Power Development Corp before it was transferred to Huaneng Power in July 1997. The plant is located on the outskirts of Shanghai and has an installed capacity of 1200 MW and consists of 2 * 660 MW coal fired units. 2 more units of 660 MW are being constructed from Chinese design and they are estimated to have been completed in 2010 after 2 years construction time.

Project Link: Shidongkou PRF Presentation to the World Bank Energy Week, Jianxiong Mao, [PDF] (April 2009)

Other Sources and Press Releases:
Low-cost carbon-capture project sparks interest (January 2011)
Moving forward with carbon capture plans (July 2009)
Shanghai Lands World's Largest Carbon Capture Project (August 2009)