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Title: Breakthrough Hybrid CTL Process Integrating Advanced Technologies for Coal Gasification, Natural Gas Partial Oxidation, Warm Syngas Cleanup and Syngas-to-Jet Fuel

Abstract

The objective of this research and development effort was to develop a breakthrough hybrid CTL process integrating advanced coal gasification (R-Gas) and natural gas partial oxidation technologies from Gas Technology Institute (GTI) (previously developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR)) with advanced warm syngas cleanup (WDP) and advanced syngas-to-liquids (STL) technologies from RTI International to produce cost-competitive jet fuel compared to conventional refining routes and having a greenhouse gas emissions footprint that meets EISA 2007 §526 requirements. The project objectives are: 1. Advance the constituent technologies of the hybrid process to TRL 5-7 and establish a clear commercialization pathway within the next 5 to 15 years: a. Demonstrate integrated operation of R-Gas gasifier and POX units with an advanced STL process at pilot-scale (~1 bbl/day). b. Demonstrate the jet-fuel intermediate generated during this integrated pilot-scale test is suitable for upgrading into jet-fuel using commercial refinery processes. c. Leverage advances being made with the constituent technologies by commercialization efforts outside of this proposed project. 2. Demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed hybrid process to produce cost competitive jet fuel and lower GHG emissions compared to conventional petroleum refining processes using detailed techno-economic analysis based on experimental data collected from pilot-scale testing. 3. Developmore » a commercialization plan that ensures the hybrid process technology can be commercially deployed within the next 5 to 15 years. The expected results from this project are: ■ That the advanced STL technology can be scaled to 1 BPD and that a hydrocarbon intermediate product generated from that system is readily upgradeable to jet fuel. (BP 1 & 2) ■ Demonstration of the integrated GTI coal gasification and partial oxidation technologies with advanced STL technology. (BP 1 & 2) ■ A techno-economic analysis that demonstrates that the combination of GTI and RTI technologies can produce jet fuel that is 25-30% lower cost than conventional CTL and is cost-competitive with petroleum derived jet fuel and that the associated greenhouse gas emissions meet EISA 2007 §526 requirements. (BP 1 & 2) ■ A commercialization plan that ensures commercial deployment of the hybrid CTL process within 5 to 15 years will be developed. One element of this commercialization plan will be a detailed cost estimate for demonstrating a commercial-scale modular STL reactor (12.5 BPD) in conjunction with the GTI coal gasification and partial oxidation technology that will move the STL to a TRL of at least 6. (BP 2)« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RTI International
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
Contributing Org.:
Gas Technology Institute
OSTI Identifier:
1570973
Report Number(s):
DOE-RTI-23592
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0023592
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 03 NATURAL GAS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Carpenter, John, Kataria, Atish, Mante, Ofei, and Sharma, Pradeepkumar. Breakthrough Hybrid CTL Process Integrating Advanced Technologies for Coal Gasification, Natural Gas Partial Oxidation, Warm Syngas Cleanup and Syngas-to-Jet Fuel. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1570973.
Carpenter, John, Kataria, Atish, Mante, Ofei, & Sharma, Pradeepkumar. Breakthrough Hybrid CTL Process Integrating Advanced Technologies for Coal Gasification, Natural Gas Partial Oxidation, Warm Syngas Cleanup and Syngas-to-Jet Fuel. United States. doi:10.2172/1570973.
Carpenter, John, Kataria, Atish, Mante, Ofei, and Sharma, Pradeepkumar. Mon . "Breakthrough Hybrid CTL Process Integrating Advanced Technologies for Coal Gasification, Natural Gas Partial Oxidation, Warm Syngas Cleanup and Syngas-to-Jet Fuel". United States. doi:10.2172/1570973. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1570973.
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title = {Breakthrough Hybrid CTL Process Integrating Advanced Technologies for Coal Gasification, Natural Gas Partial Oxidation, Warm Syngas Cleanup and Syngas-to-Jet Fuel},
author = {Carpenter, John and Kataria, Atish and Mante, Ofei and Sharma, Pradeepkumar},
abstractNote = {The objective of this research and development effort was to develop a breakthrough hybrid CTL process integrating advanced coal gasification (R-Gas) and natural gas partial oxidation technologies from Gas Technology Institute (GTI) (previously developed by Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR)) with advanced warm syngas cleanup (WDP) and advanced syngas-to-liquids (STL) technologies from RTI International to produce cost-competitive jet fuel compared to conventional refining routes and having a greenhouse gas emissions footprint that meets EISA 2007 §526 requirements. The project objectives are: 1. Advance the constituent technologies of the hybrid process to TRL 5-7 and establish a clear commercialization pathway within the next 5 to 15 years: a. Demonstrate integrated operation of R-Gas gasifier and POX units with an advanced STL process at pilot-scale (~1 bbl/day). b. Demonstrate the jet-fuel intermediate generated during this integrated pilot-scale test is suitable for upgrading into jet-fuel using commercial refinery processes. c. Leverage advances being made with the constituent technologies by commercialization efforts outside of this proposed project. 2. Demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed hybrid process to produce cost competitive jet fuel and lower GHG emissions compared to conventional petroleum refining processes using detailed techno-economic analysis based on experimental data collected from pilot-scale testing. 3. Develop a commercialization plan that ensures the hybrid process technology can be commercially deployed within the next 5 to 15 years. The expected results from this project are: ■ That the advanced STL technology can be scaled to 1 BPD and that a hydrocarbon intermediate product generated from that system is readily upgradeable to jet fuel. (BP 1 & 2) ■ Demonstration of the integrated GTI coal gasification and partial oxidation technologies with advanced STL technology. (BP 1 & 2) ■ A techno-economic analysis that demonstrates that the combination of GTI and RTI technologies can produce jet fuel that is 25-30% lower cost than conventional CTL and is cost-competitive with petroleum derived jet fuel and that the associated greenhouse gas emissions meet EISA 2007 §526 requirements. (BP 1 & 2) ■ A commercialization plan that ensures commercial deployment of the hybrid CTL process within 5 to 15 years will be developed. One element of this commercialization plan will be a detailed cost estimate for demonstrating a commercial-scale modular STL reactor (12.5 BPD) in conjunction with the GTI coal gasification and partial oxidation technology that will move the STL to a TRL of at least 6. (BP 2)},
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