Chevron USA Inc. is launching a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of its operations in San Joaquin Valley, California.
The company, through its Chevron New Energies division, applied to obtain a conditional use permit with the Planning and Natural Resources Department of Kern County and will continue to work with appropriate regulators throughout the process, the company said in a May 18 release.
The energy company aims to reduce its carbon intensity— the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted per unit of energy produced—by installing CO2 post-combustion capture equipment, capturing the CO2, and storing it underground. This CCS initiative would begin at Chevron’s Kern River Eastridge gas-fired cogeneration plant in Kern County, California.
Additional details were not provided.