The Prax Group is planning a £300m carbon capture plant at Lindsey Oil Refinery as it moves towards decarbonising operations and transitioning to a low carbon future.
The Prax Lindsey Carbon Capture Project will capture more than 85% of the CO2 produced on site, amounting to more than a million tonnes every year starting from 2028. Emissions produced on site will be captured via an amine solvent, a well understood and proven technology used in natural gas processing and gas sweetening, with CO2 then transported and stored in depleted gas fields in the North Sea via the East Coast Cluster pipeline.
Luc Smets, General Manager at Prax Lindsey Oil Refinery, said: “Since the acquisition of the refinery by the Prax Group nearly two years ago, CO2 cuts equating to the removal of 20,000 cars from UK roads has already been achieved.
“The Prax Lindsey Carbon Capture Project is one of the single largest investments that the refinery has seen in years, it is also one of the most significant as we transition to a low carbon refinery. We have some challenging targets as a region and a country to meet in the years ahead, we understand our role in meeting these and we will be working with our partners in the Humber cluster to ensure we have our carbon emissions entering the regional pipelines.
The project launch coincided with a Humber 2030 Vision Roundtable, led by the CBI. Regional and national stakeholders attended the event, alongside other emitters in the Humber Cluster to mark the project launch and to discuss the collective opportunities and challenges faced by the Humber cluster.
The PLCCP was shortlisted in the government’s cluster sequencing round in August 2022, with the pre-Front End Engineering Design work soon to be concluded and FEED expected to commence in the second quarter of 2023.