USA: Pre-Front End Engineering Design Svante, Chevron Technology Conduct Study for Carbon Capture Facility

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Svante and Chevron Technology Ventures will be carrying out a pre-Feed study in order to assess the viability of a 10,000 tonne-per-year carbon capture plant at Chevron’s California facility. The new plant is expected to be complete this year.

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The new carbon capture unit will take learnings from Svante’s demonstration plant to design and build an improved facility using its proprietary nano-filter technology.
The new carbon capture unit will take learnings from Svante’s demonstration plant to design and build an improved facility using its proprietary nano-filter technology.
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Vancouver/Canada – Svante (formerly Inventys) has recently announced that Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) commissioned a pre-front end engineering design (pre-Feed) study that will explore the potential for trialing Svante’s technology in Chevron’s operations. The study will evaluate the feasibility and design of a 10,000 tonne-per-year carbon capture unit in one of Chevron’s California facilities and is expected to be complete in the first half of 2020.

“We are thrilled to be working alongside one of our earliest investors towards a solution that will contribute to a low carbon future,” said Claude Letourneau, President and CEO of Svante. “We have a demonstration plant in Saskatchewan capturing 10,000 tonnes per year from an industrial natural gas steam boiler. This project will take the learnings from our demonstration plant to design and build an improved second-of-a-kind facility using our state-of-the-art proprietary nano-filter technology.’’

Chevron has been an active supporter in developing carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies. One example of this is CTV’s investment in Svante. CTV first invested in Svante in 2014.

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“At Chevron, we believe our industry is well-positioned to help commercialise carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies that will be essential for energy transition,” said Barbara Burger, President of Chevron Technology Ventures. “We have leveraged venture capital and trial capabilities, our experience, and our operations to support the development of low carbon solutions.”

“Demonstrating this technology in the field is an important step in advancing a technology towards commercialisation and scale,” Burger said. “Commissioning this study reflects our commitment to advance breakthrough innovation that will be important in a low carbon economy and help Chevron deliver on our mission to produce and provide affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy.”

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CTV invested in Svante through Fund V, which supports early to mid-stage companies developing emerging technologies that have the potential to improve Chevron’s core business. In 2018, CTV established a separate fund, the Future Energy Fund, to invest solely in breakthrough technologies that enable the energy transition.

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