Occidental Deploys Direct Air Capture Plant - Diversified Communications

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  March 7, 2023

Occidental Deploys Direct Air Capture Plant

Occidental’s first large-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant in Texas’ Permian Basin — developed by 1PointFive, a subsidiary of Occidental — will utilize two compressor packages to enable the plant to capture up to 500,000 metric tons of CO2 per year once fully operational.

Siemens Energy will supply a motor-driven 13,000 horsepower (hp) fully modular wet gas compressor package and a motor-driven 8,500 hp dry gas compressor for the DAC. The equipment will compress the captured CO2 for additional processing and pressurize the final product into a pipeline for injection into underground reservoirs.

Captured carbon dioxide can be safely sequestered deep underground in saline formations or used to produce hydrocarbons to enable lower-carbon or net-zero transportation fuels and in products like chemicals and building materials.

“We are leveraging Oxy’s core competence in carbon management to capture and sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and reduce emissions globally,” Vicki Hollub, President and CEO of Occidental, said in a statement. “Our first Direct Air Capture plant will advance industrial-scale carbon capture to provide a solution to help Oxy and others accelerate their respective paths to net zero.”


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