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Title: Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of carbon capture for petroleum refining, ammonia production, and thermoelectric power generation in the United States

Abstract

Un­der­stand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for car­bon cap­ture and stor­age (CCS) across sec­tors is im­por­tant for choos­ing among green­house gas mit­i­ga­tion strate­gies. This study ex­plores the cra­dle-to-gate life cy­cle en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts of amine sol­vent based car­bon cap­ture sys­tems on U.S. am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion, pe­tro­leum re­finer­ies, su­per­crit­i­cal and sub­crit­i­cal pul­ver­ized coal power plants, and nat­ural gas com­bined cy­cle plants. We use pub­licly avail­able data to cre­ate com­pre­hen­sive life cy­cle in­ven­to­ries for pe­tro­leum re­fin­ing and am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion for 2014. We use these processes and ad­di­tional mod­eled car­bon cap­ture processes to com­pare car­bon cap­ture on am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion and pe­tro­leum re­fin­ing to in­ven­to­ries for coal and nat­ural gas fired elec­tric­ity with car­bon cap­ture. This analy­sis found that par­tic­u­late mat­ter for­ma­tion po­ten­tial, eu­troph­i­ca­tion po­ten­tial, and wa­ter con­sump­tion in­crease in all sec­tors as a re­sult of in­stal­la­tion and op­er­a­tion of CCS tech­nolo­gies per kg CO2e abated, while the ef­fect on acid­i­fi­ca­tion po­ten­tial and par­tic­u­late mater for­ma­tion po­ten­tial is mixed. The dif­fer­ences in trade­offs among sys­tems are dri­ven pri­mar­ily by three fac­tors: the com­bus­tion emis­sions from fuel used to op­er­ate the cap­ture unit, the up­stream sup­ply chain to ob­tain that fuel, and the rel­a­tive im­pact of the car­bon cap­ture unit on base­line flue gas emis­sions (i.e. pos­si­ble co-ben­e­fits from cap­ture).

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Renewable Power Office. Wind Energy Technologies Office
OSTI Identifier:
1571707
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1603665
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Journal Volume: 91 Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1750-5836
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; ammonia; carbon capture; life cycle assessment; petroleum refining; thermoelectric power

Citation Formats

Young, Ben, Krynock, Michelle, Carlson, Derrick, Hawkins, Troy R., Marriott, Joe, Morelli, Ben, Jamieson, Matthew, Cooney, Gregory, and Skone, Timothy J. Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of carbon capture for petroleum refining, ammonia production, and thermoelectric power generation in the United States. Netherlands: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102821.
Young, Ben, Krynock, Michelle, Carlson, Derrick, Hawkins, Troy R., Marriott, Joe, Morelli, Ben, Jamieson, Matthew, Cooney, Gregory, & Skone, Timothy J. Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of carbon capture for petroleum refining, ammonia production, and thermoelectric power generation in the United States. Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102821.
Young, Ben, Krynock, Michelle, Carlson, Derrick, Hawkins, Troy R., Marriott, Joe, Morelli, Ben, Jamieson, Matthew, Cooney, Gregory, and Skone, Timothy J. Sun . "Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of carbon capture for petroleum refining, ammonia production, and thermoelectric power generation in the United States". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102821.
@article{osti_1571707,
title = {Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of carbon capture for petroleum refining, ammonia production, and thermoelectric power generation in the United States},
author = {Young, Ben and Krynock, Michelle and Carlson, Derrick and Hawkins, Troy R. and Marriott, Joe and Morelli, Ben and Jamieson, Matthew and Cooney, Gregory and Skone, Timothy J.},
abstractNote = {Un­der­stand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for car­bon cap­ture and stor­age (CCS) across sec­tors is im­por­tant for choos­ing among green­house gas mit­i­ga­tion strate­gies. This study ex­plores the cra­dle-to-gate life cy­cle en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts of amine sol­vent based car­bon cap­ture sys­tems on U.S. am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion, pe­tro­leum re­finer­ies, su­per­crit­i­cal and sub­crit­i­cal pul­ver­ized coal power plants, and nat­ural gas com­bined cy­cle plants. We use pub­licly avail­able data to cre­ate com­pre­hen­sive life cy­cle in­ven­to­ries for pe­tro­leum re­fin­ing and am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion for 2014. We use these processes and ad­di­tional mod­eled car­bon cap­ture processes to com­pare car­bon cap­ture on am­mo­nia pro­duc­tion and pe­tro­leum re­fin­ing to in­ven­to­ries for coal and nat­ural gas fired elec­tric­ity with car­bon cap­ture. This analy­sis found that par­tic­u­late mat­ter for­ma­tion po­ten­tial, eu­troph­i­ca­tion po­ten­tial, and wa­ter con­sump­tion in­crease in all sec­tors as a re­sult of in­stal­la­tion and op­er­a­tion of CCS tech­nolo­gies per kg CO2e abated, while the ef­fect on acid­i­fi­ca­tion po­ten­tial and par­tic­u­late mater for­ma­tion po­ten­tial is mixed. The dif­fer­ences in trade­offs among sys­tems are dri­ven pri­mar­ily by three fac­tors: the com­bus­tion emis­sions from fuel used to op­er­ate the cap­ture unit, the up­stream sup­ply chain to ob­tain that fuel, and the rel­a­tive im­pact of the car­bon cap­ture unit on base­line flue gas emis­sions (i.e. pos­si­ble co-ben­e­fits from cap­ture).},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102821},
journal = {International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control},
number = C,
volume = 91,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102821

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