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Title: ION Advanced Solvent CO 2 Capture Pilot Project

Abstract

This final report to DOE/NETL presents all the work and tests performed during ION Engineering’s (ION) carbon dioxide (CO 2) capture pilot test campaign: “ION Advanced Solvent CO 2 Capture Project”. This project is comprised of three budget periods (BP): BP1 – Design of a 0.6 MWe system, BP2 – 0.5 MWe National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) Testing Campaign, and BP3 – 12 MWe Technology Center at Mongstad (TCM) Testing Campaign. The program began in October 2013 and continued until December 2017. The campaign at NCCC, which took place from June to August of 2015, resulted in 1,116 operational hours where ~350 tonnes of CO 2 were captured from the 0.5 MWe coal-fired flue gas slipstream. The follow-up campaign at TCM took place from Oct 2016 to April 2017, where 2,775 hours of operation resulted in the capture of 14,820 tonnes of CO 2, which is a cumulative of capturing CO 2 from the natural gas-fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, and a residue fluid catalytic cracker gas (RFCC) from Statoil at Mongstad. ION has conducted a thoughtful, comprehensive, and successful program in close collaboration with all its partners. CO 2 was successfully removed and captured for extended periodsmore » of time using three gas sources (NCCC Coal-fired Power plant, TCM CHP flue gas with and without CO 2 recycle, and TCM RFCC flue gas with air dilution) at various slipstream flows ranging from 0.5 MWe to 12 MWe. The data gathered on its solvent continues to strengthen the development of ION’s advanced solvent and positive track record in executing on-site test campaigns in highly industrialized settings. These existing pilot plants do not include the necessary process modifications that ION requires to obtain the lowest possible regeneration energy; processes such as a cold-rich bypass and intercooling, would allow for lowering the demonstrated specific reboiler duty. The resulting data was also used to validate the process model, and, in the absence of testing on a custom test rig specifically designed for ION’s advanced solvent, the results of the process model have shown specific reboiler duties under 2.5 MJ/kg CO 2 (1075 BTU/lb CO 2). When these regeneration energies are factored into the Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA), where ION’s technology is compared to the DOE/NETL BBS Case 12, which integrates a highly optimized and commercially available CO 2 capture technology, ION’s technology shows: 38% incremental reduction in capital cost of CO 2 capture; 28% incremental reduction in annual operating and maintenance costs of CO 2 capture; and $35-44 per tonne of CO 2 capture, which is a 20% to 40% reduction in cost of CO 2 capture. Throughout pilot testing, ION has confirmed its understanding of process improvements and analytics that will enable successful operation of its advanced solvent at significantly lower L/G circulation rates, packing heights and regeneration energies than MEA. ION has identified routes to further develop its technology and is looking forward to testing a fully optimized solvent and capture system in the near future.« less

Authors:
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  1. ION Engineering LLC, Boulder, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
ION Engineering LLC, Boulder, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Contributing Org.:
Sargent & Lundy, LLC.
OSTI Identifier:
1484045
Report Number(s):
DOE-ION-FE0013303
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0013303
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Brown A., Brown, N., Heller, G., Staab G., Silverman T., Kupfer R., Brown R., Evaluating the Impact of ION’s CO2 Capture Technology on a Sub-Critical Pulverized Coal Power Plant, EUEC Conference Proceedings, NM, USA, 2014Brown, N., Heller, G., Staab G., Silverman T., Kupfer R., Brown R., Brown A., ION Advanced Solvent System for CO2 Capture, DOE-NETL CO2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting, Conference Proceedings, PA, USA, 2014Brown, N., Heller, G., Staab G., Silverman T., Kupfer R., Brown R., Brown A., Novel advanced solvent-based carbon capture pilot demonstration at the National Carbon Capture Center, Energy Procedia, 114, p.1075-1086, 2017Meuleman E., Brown N., Panaccione C., Staab G., Silverman T., Heller G., Brown, A., Novel Advanced Solvent-based CO2 Capture Pilot Demonstration – Fast-tracking the development & scale-up, ECI CO2 Summit II: Technologies & Opportunities, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, April 11, 2016Meuleman E., Silverman T., Staab G., Heller G., Brown N., Brown R., Kupfer R., Atcheson J., Brown A., ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Pilot Project, DOE-NETL CO2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting, Conference Proceedings, PA, USA, 2016Meuleman E., Awtry A., Silverman T., Staab G., Heldal S., Brown R., Kupfer R., Atcheson J., Brown A., ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Pilot Project, DOE-NETL CO2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting, Conference Proceedings, PA, USA, 2017Brown N., Staab G., Silverman T., Heller G., Kupfer R., Panaccione C., Brown A., ProTreat® simulation accurately represents experimental results for post-combustion carbon dioxide capture with novel mixed amine solvent in real process environment, Energy Procedia, 114, p.1380-1387, 2017Meuleman E., Awtry A., Silverman T., Heldal S., Staab G., Kupfer K., Panaccione C., Brown R., Atcheson J., Brown A., ION’s 6-month campaign at TCM with its low-aqueous capture solvent removing CO2 from natural gas-fired and residue fluid catalytic cracker flue gases, Proceedings GHGT-14, 2018, Melbourne, Australia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 03 NATURAL GAS; 42 ENGINEERING; Carbon Capture; Carbon Dioxide; CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad; National Carbon Capture Center; ION Engineering LLC; Techno-Economic Analysis; Coal-fired Power Plant; Natural Gas Combined Cycle; Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracker; Flue Gas

Citation Formats

Brown, Alfred "Buz", Awtry, Andrew, and Meuleman, Erik. ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Pilot Project. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1484045.
Brown, Alfred "Buz", Awtry, Andrew, & Meuleman, Erik. ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Pilot Project. United States. doi:10.2172/1484045.
Brown, Alfred "Buz", Awtry, Andrew, and Meuleman, Erik. Fri . "ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Pilot Project". United States. doi:10.2172/1484045. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484045.
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abstractNote = {This final report to DOE/NETL presents all the work and tests performed during ION Engineering’s (ION) carbon dioxide (CO2) capture pilot test campaign: “ION Advanced Solvent CO2 Capture Project”. This project is comprised of three budget periods (BP): BP1 – Design of a 0.6 MWe system, BP2 – 0.5 MWe National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) Testing Campaign, and BP3 – 12 MWe Technology Center at Mongstad (TCM) Testing Campaign. The program began in October 2013 and continued until December 2017. The campaign at NCCC, which took place from June to August of 2015, resulted in 1,116 operational hours where ~350 tonnes of CO2 were captured from the 0.5 MWe coal-fired flue gas slipstream. The follow-up campaign at TCM took place from Oct 2016 to April 2017, where 2,775 hours of operation resulted in the capture of 14,820 tonnes of CO2, which is a cumulative of capturing CO2 from the natural gas-fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant, and a residue fluid catalytic cracker gas (RFCC) from Statoil at Mongstad. ION has conducted a thoughtful, comprehensive, and successful program in close collaboration with all its partners. CO2 was successfully removed and captured for extended periods of time using three gas sources (NCCC Coal-fired Power plant, TCM CHP flue gas with and without CO2 recycle, and TCM RFCC flue gas with air dilution) at various slipstream flows ranging from 0.5 MWe to 12 MWe. The data gathered on its solvent continues to strengthen the development of ION’s advanced solvent and positive track record in executing on-site test campaigns in highly industrialized settings. These existing pilot plants do not include the necessary process modifications that ION requires to obtain the lowest possible regeneration energy; processes such as a cold-rich bypass and intercooling, would allow for lowering the demonstrated specific reboiler duty. The resulting data was also used to validate the process model, and, in the absence of testing on a custom test rig specifically designed for ION’s advanced solvent, the results of the process model have shown specific reboiler duties under 2.5 MJ/kg CO2 (1075 BTU/lb CO2). When these regeneration energies are factored into the Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA), where ION’s technology is compared to the DOE/NETL BBS Case 12, which integrates a highly optimized and commercially available CO2 capture technology, ION’s technology shows: 38% incremental reduction in capital cost of CO2 capture; 28% incremental reduction in annual operating and maintenance costs of CO2 capture; and $35-44 per tonne of CO2 capture, which is a 20% to 40% reduction in cost of CO2 capture. Throughout pilot testing, ION has confirmed its understanding of process improvements and analytics that will enable successful operation of its advanced solvent at significantly lower L/G circulation rates, packing heights and regeneration energies than MEA. ION has identified routes to further develop its technology and is looking forward to testing a fully optimized solvent and capture system in the near future.},
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