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CalCapture is a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that intends to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Elk Hills Power Plant, a 550-megawatt (MW) natural gas, combined-cycle power plant, located in Kern County, California, and inject that CO2 deep underground for permanent sequestration in depleted underground reservoirs.

Through CRC’s CalCapture project, emissions from the Elk Hills Power Plant will be significantly reduced, further supporting California’s climate goals and the Paris Climate Accord. CalCapture is targeting to capture and permanently store 1.5 million metric tons of CO2 every year.

The International Energy Agency calls carbon capture “one of the only technology solutions that can significantly reduce emissions from...power generation and deliver the deep emissions reductions needed across key industrial processes..., all of which will remain vital building blocks of modern society.” Similarly, the California Energy Commission has previously identified the Elk Hills Field as “an optimal site for the safe and secure sequestration of CO2” and “one of the premier...sequestration sites in the U.S.”

Learn more by downloading our CalCapture fact sheet, available in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).