Commercialization of the Iron Base Coal Direct Chemical Looping Process for Power Production with in situ Carbon Dioxide Capture Email Page
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Performer:  Babcock & Wilcox Company Location:  Barberton, Ohio
Project Duration:  10/01/2012 – 09/30/2017 Award Number:  FE0009761
Technology Area:  Advanced Combustion Systems Total Award Value:  $6,378,757
Key Technology:  Chemical Looping Combustion DOE Share:  $4,744,605
Performer Share:  $1,634,152

CDLC Process Concept (click to enlarge)
CDLC Process Concept (click to enlarge)

Project Description

The project goal is to develop a 550 MW commercial-scale economic case study of Babcock and Wilcox (B&W) and The Ohio State University’s coal direct chemical looping (CDCL) process for CO2 capture and separation that can be used for retrofit, repowering, and/or Greenfield installations. Project objectives are to validate the CDCL process application for power generation through engineering system and economic analysis and an experimental, bench scale system suitable for addressing the identified technology gaps.

Project Benefits

This project focuses on development of an iron-based coal-direct chemical looping process (CDCL). The CDCL reactor design leverages high oxygen carrier conversion rates and improved solids separation, reducing equipment size and complexity and driving down capital and operating costs relative to conventional systems. Specifically, this project involves bench-scale testing and modeling to address solids handling, carrier capacity, and techno-economic analysis to provide a basis for small pilot-scale testing.

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Principal Investigator Luis Velazquez-Vargas: