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BD3 Status Update: March 2016

The carbon capture process performed as expected in March. It was operational for 100% of the hours in the month, exceeding our 85% reliability target, and it was operational 82 of the first 91 days of the year, primarily due to planned maintenance, for a 90% reliability factor in the first quarter of 2016. A […]

BD3 Status Update: February 2016

The carbon capture process was taken down in February to inspect many components and confirm that the equipment has been functioning properly. This was also an opportunity to clean the process equipment. The inspection was positive, and only revealed some minor items that were repaired. The carbon capture facility was down for seven days. Productivity […]

BD3 Status Update: January 2016

Last month, the CCS process operated as expected. In some months, routine maintenance and inspection is planned, and in other months such as January, the facility can be operated 100% of the time. Over a year, we expect the facility to be up and running approximately 85% of the time. Our 100% online achievement for […]

BD3 Status Update: December 2015

The carbon capture process continued to operate well in December. We brought the system offline to address a minor mechanical issue on the power plant side of the process. We took advantage of this down time to also execute a planned chemical cleaning of the carbon capture facility that we brought forward from January. The six-day cleaning (from Dec. 12-17) was completed […]

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