Delek US‘ Big Spring refinery has been selected for a pilot carbon capture project by the US DOE.  

This initiative is part of the DOE Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Project programme, which provides substantial federal funding to support the development of carbon capture technologies. 

Delek US will receive up to $95m from the DOE for the project.  

During the pilot, Svante Technologies’ carbon capture technology will be integrated into the refinery’s FCCU.  

The project is expected to capture around 145,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) annually, contributing to the reduction of pollutants such as SOx and particulate matter. 

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The captured CO₂ is due to be transported via existing pipelines for permanent storage or utilisation.  

Delek US said the Big Spring refinery FCCU pilot project aims not only to reduce emissions but also to drive down costs and accelerate the commercialisation of carbon capture solutions. 

It will collaborate with the International Union of Operating Engineers and the United Steelworkers to implement the project.  

Furthermore, the establishment of a carbon capture schoolhouse is anticipated to provide essential training for both the current and future workforce, equipping them with the skills necessary for the energy industry’s transition. 

The project is expected to generate approximately 200 jobs in construction and operations during 2027 and 2028, bolstering the local economy and advancing environmental stewardship in the energy sector. 

Delek US president and CEO Avigal Soreq said: “We are honoured and pleased the DOE has selected Delek’s carbon capture project. Carbon capture is important for decarbonising hard-to-abate sectors.

“This project will position Delek US as a strong leader in the energy transition while meeting our financial and other objectives for stakeholders and maintaining our disciplined approach to capital allocation.”