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Decarbon Daily - Issue for July 30, 2021

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The message from Tuesday mentioned Baker Hughes earnings call comments on the carbon capture utilization and storage market. Baker is tracking 21 projects globally. However, I'm tracking 28 projects globally and 11 CCS facility projects in the United States. From other industry contacts, I'm expecting at least 5-10 more facilities to be announced in 2021.

Large Energy companies like ExxonMobil, Valero, and Baker Hughes along with private equity, corporate agriculture, and others are aggressively commercializing CCS to earn tax credits and gain early mover advantages.

The 2021 announced projects are taking place in opportunistic areas in the midwest, gulf coast, and west coast. Each region has potential advantages due to current industry and infrastructure. The table below outlines the projects announced in 2021 in the USA.

| CCS Project | State | Capacity (tons/year)|
| ----------- | ----------- | ----------- |
| Aemetis Carbon Capture | CA | 1.6 million |
| Green Plains (5 facilities) | NE | 1.9 million |
| Houston Ship Channel CCS | TX | not announced |
| Navigator CO2 (2 facilities) | IL | 12 million |
| Redding Cement Plant | CA | 0.8 million |
| Summit Carbon Solutions | ND | 8.0 million |

The two California facilities will likely be able to take advantage of both the state Low Carbon Fuel Storage credit and federal IRS 45Q. This pushes the tax credit to ~$250 per metric ton of carbon capture and storage.

The facilities outside of California will likely only be able to take advantage of the federal IRS 45Q, which is ~$50 per metric ton of carbon capture and storage.

Aemetis is partnering with Baker Hughes for injection wells at their facility and currently have plans to develop an expanded CO2 pipeline to reach additional dairy farms. Aemetis converts the dairy waste gas into renewable natural gas. The company expects to sequester nearly 2 million tons from the biofuels plants.

Articles in this issue

Aemetis Negotiating Supply of 1.6 Million Tons Per Year of CO2
Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announce...

Green Plains Announces 5 Locations for Carbon Capture
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE), today announced that all four of its Nebraska biorefineries and its Shenandoah, Iowa biorefinery have en...

Exxon Eyes Gulf Coast for $100 Billion Innovation Hub
Exxon Mobil said it believes Houston is the “perfect place” for a giant, $100 billion project to capture carbon dioxide emissions from th...

Navigator CO2 Announces 12 Million Tons Per Year Capacity
Successful non-binding open season of Midwest carbon capture and sequestration project complete; pipeline project would benefit agricultu...

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