Tenaska Constructing Carbon Capture and Storage Hub in Alabama to Decarbonize Industrial and Manufacturing Sectors

March 25, 2024
Pending all necessary permitting approvals, construction is slated to begin in late 2025 with commercial injection expected within a year of project completion

Tenaska, a private US energy company, has announced its plans to construct the Longleaf CCS Hub - a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project planned for Mobile County, Alabama. 

The CCS Hub's first priority will be to provide a solution to assist manufacturers, power plants, industrial processors, and other industries in South Alabama in meeting emissions regulations and climate mandates. 

Additionally, the hub will add to the region's stability and growth by offering a path for existing businesses to comply with evolving environmental standards and attract new ventures that contribute to the region's economic and employment opportunities. 

"We are delighted to see the unveiling of Tenaska's Longleaf CCS Hub, which will employ cutting-edge technology to securely store carbon dioxide emissions from industrial processes and keep them out of the atmosphere," said Mobile Chamber President and CEO Bradley Byrne. "This project is a significant step toward a sustainable future for South Alabama that not only addresses the pressing need for efficient CO2 management solutions but also promises to bolster our region's economic resilience and employment stability."

The Longleaf CCS Hub has received $17.9 million in funding from the US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to support geological characterization and permitting efforts. 

The DOE funding also brought together a diverse project team to support the Hub's construction, including the Southern States Energy Board, Advanced Resources International, Crescent Resource Innovation, the University of Southern Alabama, and Williams. 

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Baker Hughes Oil Field Services and Environmental Resources Management will also participate as vendors, and Southern Company Services will act as the Project Industry Network lead. 

"Our organization is dedicated to eliminating barriers preventing technological innovation while maintaining a firm commitment to improving the nation's energy and environmental standards," said Ken Nemeth, Secretary of the Southern States Energy Board. "This project is one more step on the path toward sustainable energy security in the South."

Tenaska's initial development of the CCS Hub began in 2022, and the project's Class VI application is currently under review by the US Environmental Projection Agency. Tenaska is also actively soliciting interest from a number of emitter customers in the region. 

Pending all necessary permitting approvals, construction is slated to begin in late 2025, and commercial injection is expected within a year of project completion.