Project Tundra will retrofit the Milton R. Young Station with CO2 capture technology.

More than 90% of the CO2 emissions from the Young Station’s Unit 2 generator would be captured and stored more than a mile underground. If the project moves forward, North Dakota would be a world leader in the development of next-generation energy technologies.

How does CO2 capture work?
Scrubber and Absorber

Step 1

Flue gas from Unit 2 of the Milton R. Young Station is diverted to a scrubber, which cools the gas and removes impurities. The gas is then sent to an absorber where the CO2 capture takes place.

inside the absorber

Step 2

The gas flows into the bottom of a large absorber unit, which is filled with stainless steel structural packing. As the gas rises through the packing, it comes into contact with an amine-based liquid solvent. The amine bonds with the CO2 and removes it from the flue gas.

Regenerator and Compressor

Step 3

After the amine solvent has absorbed the CO2, it is pumped to a regeneration unit. There, heat is used to break down the CO2 bonds with the solvent, and releasing pure CO2 in a gaseous state. Finally, the CO2 is sent to a compressor where it is prepared for deep geologic storage.

Scrubber and Absorber

Step 1

Flue gas from Unit 2 of the Milton R. Young Station is diverted to a scrubber, which cools the gas and removes impurities. The gas is then sent to an absorber where the CO2 capture takes place.

inside the absorber

Step 2

The gas flows into the bottom of a large absorber unit, which is filled with stainless steel structural packing. As the gas rises through the packing, it comes into contact with an amine-based liquid solvent. The amine bonds with the CO2 and removes it from the flue gas.

Regenerator and Compressor

Step 3

After the amine solvent has absorbed the CO2, it is pumped to a regeneration unit. There, heat is used to break down the CO2 bonds with the solvent, and releasing pure CO2 in a gaseous state. Finally, the CO2 is sent to a compressor where it is prepared for deep geologic storage.

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