Chemical Looping Gasification for Hydrogen Enhanced Syngas Production in the Reaction Mixture Carbon Dioxide Capture

 

Performer: 
Ohio State University Research Foundation
Bench Scale Unit Setup
Bench Scale Unit Setup
Website:  Ohio State University Research Foundation
Award Number:  FE0012136
Project Duration:  10/01/2013 – 09/30/2014
Total Award Value:  $1,203,749.00
DOE Share:  $954,428.00
Performer Share:  $249,321.00
Technology Area:  Advanced Energy Systems
Key Technology:  Gasifier Optimization & Plant Supporting Systems
Location:  Columbus, Ohio

Project Description

The objective of this Ohio State University project is to further demonstrate the technical and economic advantages of chemical looping gasification (CLG) for power generation and for synthesis of transportation fuels and other high value chemicals from coal. Specifically, the research team aims to (1) improve oxygen carrier performance, (2) demonstrate at bench-scale that the CLG process can achieve greater than 98 percent coal conversion, (3) demonstrate the effects and fates of contaminants, (4) develop a sub-pilot-scale cold-flow model, and (5) provide a comparative techno-economic analysis that establishes the feasibility and attractiveness of the CLG system.

Project Benefits

Ohio State University will demonstrate the technical and economic advantages of a chemical looping gasification (CLG) process in context of integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) and coal-to-liquid plants. Project objectives are to 1) improve oxygen carrier performance, 2) demonstrate the CLG process at bench-scale to achieve greater than 98% coal conversion, 3) identify the effects and fates of sulfur, nitrogen, and other trace contaminants, 4) model cold-flow at sub-pilot scale, and 5) perform a comparative techno-economic analysis that validates the feasibility and attractiveness of the CLG system. Commercialized CLG technology is expected to improve the efficiency of coal-based gasification systems for both electricity generation and liquid fuels production while minimizing their carbon footprints.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Steven W. Richardson: steven.richardson@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Jenny Tennant: jenny.tennant@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Liang-Shih Fan: fan.1@osu.edu
 

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