Mendota BECCS

BECCS Chevron, Clean Energy Systems, Microsoft, Schlumberger Mendota, California USA Power Generation N/A

This joint venture looks to construct a BECCS plant which will convert agricultural waste biomass, such as almond trees, into a renewable synthesis gas that will be mixed with oxygen in a combustor to generate electricity. More than 99% of the carbon from the BECCS process is expected to be captured for permanent storage by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) underground into nearby deep geologic formations. The project is currently on hold as Chevron and Schlumberger have withdrawn the application after criticism from the EPA.