CCS facility kept more than 46,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in October

During the month of October, the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station captured 46,294 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The average daily capture rate when CCS was online was 2,314 tonnes per day, with a peak one-day capture rate of 2,652 tonnes.

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The CCS facility was online 53 per cent of the month, coming offline for 288 hours, or the equivalent of 12 days, to conduct planned maintenance and prepare the equipment for winter.

In the previous 12 months, the CCS facility had been online 81.9 per cent of the time.

The amount of CO2 captured last month represented about 46 per cent of capacity. In the previous 12 months, the average amount of CO2 captured per month was 56,294 tonnes.

In the first eight months of this year, a total of 586,545 tonnes of CO2 have been captured. And since the CCS facility came online in October 2014, a total of 3,667,997 tonnes of CO2 have been captured.

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