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29/22

DOE Funds 10 Projects for $31 Million to Advance Industrial CCUS

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The Department of Energy selected and funded 10 projects to advance industrial carbon capture technology. The $31 million provides capital for FEED and labratory studies to increase solvent capability, pilot technology at cement and natgas facilities, and create solutions to scale carbon capture.

(1) Industrial Carbon Capture from an Existing Hot Briquetted Iron Manufacturing Facility Using the Cryocap™ FG Technology

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois) plans to conduct a front-end engineering design (FEED) study to retrofit Voestalpine Texas LLC’s hot briquetted iron plant in Portland, Texas with Air Liquide's CryocapTM FG system. The captured CO2 emissions from the host site could readily be geologically stored at a location 10 miles from the project site.
💰 DOE Funding: $3,998,328; Non-DOE Funding: $1,000,000; Total Value: $4,998,328

(2) Engineering-Scale Testing of a Transformational Biphasic CO2 Absorption Capture Technology at a Waste-to-Energy Facility

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois) aims to advance their transformational biphasic CO2 absorption process (BiCAP) by utilizing the technology to capture CO2 from Covanta’s waste-to-energy facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana at 95% CO2 capture efficiency and ≥95% CO2 purity.
💰 DOE Funding: $4,918,719; Non-DOE Funding: $1,262,286; Total Value: $6,181,005

(3) CO2 Capture at LG&E Cane Run NGCC Power Plant

A project team led by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) (Palo Alto, California) plans to complete a FEED study for the University of Kentucky (UKy) solvent-independent low-cost CO2 capture process retrofitted to the LG&E-KU Cane Run #7 (CR7) 700 MWe natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power generation unit. An optimized aqueous amine absorption capture process developed by UKy will be applied to capture approximately 1,700,000 tonnes/year of CO2 at >95% capture rate.
💰 DOE Funding: $5,842,517; Non-DOE Funding: $1,460,647; Total Value: $7,303,164

(4) Transformational Nano-confined Ionic Liquid Membrane Combined with a Dehydration Membrane for ≥97% CO2 Capture from NGCC Flue Gas

The Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines, Illinois) project team intends to develop a membrane technology capable of capturing ≥97% CO2 from NGCC flue gas and seek to demonstrate significant progress toward a 40% reduction in the cost of CO2 capture versus a reference NGCC power plant for the same carbon capture efficiency. The project will fabricate a nano-confined ionic liquid membrane that demonstrates CO2 permeance as high as 2,400 GPU with a CO2/N2 selectivity of 2,100.
💰 DOE Funding: $1,000,000; Non-DOE Funding: $250,000; Total Value: $1,250,000

(5) Mitchell Cement Plant Carbon Capture FEED

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. (Irving, Texas) will conduct a FEED study retrofitting Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA’s) carbon capture technology at the state-of-the-art Mitchell Cement Plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The project aims to capture approximately 2,000,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, or 95% of the CO2 emissions from the newly renovated cement facility, and ultimately sequester it in a sandstone or dolomite formation within the Illinois Basin.
💰 DOE Funding: $3,669,223; Non-DOE Funding: $1,104,297; Total Value: $4,773,520

(6) GEN2NAS Solvents for CO2 Capture from NGCC Plants

RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) plans to initiate laboratory testing of a novel non-aqueous solvent (NAS) technology in small capture plants with rotating packed bed absorbers. The research team will optimize the Generation 2 NAS (GEN2NAS) system with respect to amine concentration, viscosity, and diluent blends with the goal of demonstrating 97% or higher capture efficiency from simulated NGCC flue gas using a laboratory-scale absorption system.
💰 DOE Funding: $1,000,000; Non-DOE Funding: $250,000; Total Value: $1,250,000

(7) Carbon Capture Plant FEED Study for Cement Manufacturing

A project team led by RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) will perform a FEED study for CO2 capture from cement flue gas by using a NAS with 95% CO2 capture efficiency. The project’s goal is to complete a FEED study of an integrated 500,000 tonnes-CO2/year carbon capture system at CEMEX’s Balcones Cement Plant in New Braunfels, Texas to understand the capital costs and cost of CO2 capture of the commercial-scale system.
💰 DOE Funding: $3,680,000; Non-DOE Funding: $920,000; Total Value: $4,600,000

(8) High Performance Solvent for NGCC Flue Gas CO2 Capture

Susteon, Inc (Cary, North Carolina) is investigating a CO2 capture solvent specifically designed for capturing >97% of the CO2 from a NGCC power plant’s flue gas. The design approach for the novel solvent is based on meeting the CO2 capture efficiency target by tailoring the physical and chemical properties while making significant progress towards 40% capture cost reduction when fully developed.
💰 DOE Funding: $1,000,000; Non-DOE Funding: $275,000; Total Value: $1,275,000

(9) Polk Power Station NGCC Carbon Capture FEED Study

Tampa Electric Company (Tampa, Florida) is leading a project team to conduct a FEED study for retrofitting ION Clean Energy Inc.’s post-combustion CO2 capture technology at Polk Power Station—an existing 1,190-MW NGCC power station located in Mulberry, Florida. This FEED study will demonstrate how a large and critical unit can be equipped with carbon capture and storage to operate within and support a decarbonized electric grid in the future.
💰 DOE Funding: $5,588,173; Non-DOE Funding: $1,397,044; Total Value: $6,985,217

(10) Enhancement of Carbon Capture Reactor Performance

The University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, Kentucky) intends to research the chemical mechanisms of post-combustion solvent-based absorption technologies through the design, synthesis, and testing of materials with targeted functionality. The project aims to address the challenges that are still present in post-combustion CO2 capture systems and advance the deployment of carbon capture technologies designed for use in NGCC power plants.
💰 DOE Funding: $997,698; Non-DOE Funding: $250,907; Total Value: $1,248,605

For all the details, view the full DOE press release.

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