National Carbon Capture Center at the Power Systems Development Facility
Project No.: DE-FC26-08NT0000749
Completed Predecessor Project: DE-FC21-90MC25140

  Pilot Solvent Test Unit
  Pilot Solvent Test Unit

The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) has been created at the Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) in Wilsonville, AL. The NCCC project is developing technologies under realistic conditions that will reduce the cost of advanced coal-fueled power plants with CO2 capture. This technology development includes the design, procurement, construction, installation, and operation of a flexible facility for the testing of processes for pre-combustion CO2 capture, post-combustion CO2 capture and oxy-combustion. Established by DOE under a previous cooperative agreement (DE-FC21-90MC25140) with Southern Company, the PSDF has a consistent record of testing, development and scale-up of numerous advanced coal-based power generation technologies, many of which are now entering commercial deployment. The focus of the new cooperative agreement (DE-FC26-08NT0000749) is on carbon capture technologies. The NCCC will also be managed and operated for DOE by Southern Company. In addition to evaluating DOE sponsored projects; projects from industry, universities, and other collaborative institutions, are also being evaluated to assist in accomplishing the project objectives.

Pre-combustion Diagram 2014
  PC4 Diagram July 2014
Pre-Combustion Capture Syngas Slipstreams Available for Technology Developers (click image to enlarge)
  Post-Combustion Capture Flue Gas Slipstreams Available for Technology Developers (click image to enlarge)

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  • For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, Andrew O’Palko.