Slipstream Pilot-Scale Demonstration of a Novel Amine Based Post-Combustion Process Technology for CO2 Capture from Coal-Fired Power Plant Flue Gas


1 MWe pilot plant at the NCCC
1 MWe pilot plant at the NCCC
Linde, LLC
Website:  Linde, LLC
Award Number:  FE0007453
Project Duration:  12/01/2011 – 08/31/2016
Total Award Value:  $22,693,998.00
DOE Share:  $16,218,847.00
Performer Share:  $6,475,151.00
Technology Area:  Post-Combustion Capture
Key Technology:  Solvents
Location:  Murray Hill, NJ

Project Description

Linde LLC (Linde), along with BASF and the Electric Power Research Institute, will design, build, and operate a 1 megawatt electrical (MWe) equivalent slipstream pilot plant at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) to further refine a post-combustion capture solvent technology developed by Linde and BASF. The technology incorporates BASF’s novel amine-based solvent, OASE® blue, along with Linde’s process and engineering innovations. The post-combustion capture technology offers significant benefits compared to other solvent-based processes with the capability to reduce regeneration energy requirements by using novel solvents that are stable under the coal-fired power plant feed gas conditions. The project objectives are to design and build the 1 MWe pilot plant; conduct parametric testing to confirm that the pilot plant meets the performance targets and to obtain appropriate design information; perform a detailed data analysis to assess and develop the design basis for scale-up; and operate the pilot plant continuously under stable conditions to confirm the solvent stability and key material compatibility. The long-term test results will be used to update a techno-economic analysis for a 550 MWe coal-fired power plant incorporating the novel amine-based post-combustion CO2 capture technology and confirm that it can meet the Department of Energy’s carbon capture performance goals.

Project Benefits

This project focuses on process intensification along with BASF’s novel amine-based solvent. The solvent provides significant reduction in regeneration steam consumption, electrical power, and cooling water, and is readily scalable to large capacities with a single-train system, further reducing capital and operating costs. Specifically, this project will design and build a 1 MWe pilot plant and conduct long term testing to validate solvent stability.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Andrew Jones:
Technology Manager 
Lynn Brickett:
Principal Investigator 
Krish Krishnamurthy:

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