Call 2 - Capture projects

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Large reserves of shale gas and unconventional gases worldwide will ensure that hydrogen remains produced mainly via the catalytic steam reforming process (C-SR) for the next few decades. In conventional C-SR, the most energy intensive step is the production of syngas (CO+H2) in the primary reformer which relies on fired...

Principal investigator(s): 
V. Dupont
Lead institution: 
University of Leeds

Calcium looping shows significant promise for CO2 capture. The process can lead to an energy penalty as low as 6 - 8 % including the compression of the lean CO2 stream, compared to 9.5 - 12.5 % for amine-based post-combustion capture.

To implement this technology on an industrial scale, a large...

Principal investigator(s): 
P.S. Fennell
Lead institution: 
Imperial College London

This project focuses on enhancing the flexibility of amine based post-combustion capture systems
1.To evaluate the flexible operation capabilities of current post-combustion CCS plant designs via dynamic scenario testing at pilot scale.
2.To identify hardware bottlenecks to dynamic operation and suggest improvements.
3.To develop new instrumentation, operating strategies and control...

Principal investigator(s): 
M. Lucquiaud
Lead institution: 
University of Edinburgh

Project overview

Oxy-fuel (coal or biomass) combustion significantly changes the heat transfer properties of power plant furnaces. Thus future power plants using oxy-fuel technology will rely greatly on computational modelling. This project aims to collect combustion and heat transfer data from both small and large scale furnaces and to...

Principal investigator(s): 
L. Ma
Lead institution: 
University of Sheffield

The elevated cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is currently hindering its implementation at large scale. We aim to design a ‘perfect’ solvent for the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Principal investigator(s): 
J. Hallett
Lead institution: 
Imperial College London

Project overview

Aqueous amine scrubbing is currently considered to be the best available technology of carbon capture for both pulverised fuel and natural gas power plants. A major problem is the thermo-oxidative degradation of chemical amine solvents used, leading to a range of operational problems and the generation of...

Principal investigator(s): 
C. Sun
Lead institution: 
University of Nottingham

Project overview

Calcium (carbonate) looping is a promising carbon capture technology, which has been successfully demonstrated using a slip stream from the exhaust of a large-scale power plant. CO2 is captured as CaCO3, and is then calcined to release a pure stream of CO2 suitable for storage. The main...

Principal investigator(s): 
E.J. Anthony
Lead institution: 
Cranfield University