OTM-Enhanced Coal Syngas for Carbon Capture Power Systems and Fuel Synthesis Applications Email Page
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Performer:  Praxair, Inc. Location:  Tonawanda, New York
Project Duration:  10/01/2014 – 06/30/2018 Award Number:  FE0023543
Technology Area:  Gasification Systems Total Award Value:  $9,750,000
Key Technology:  Air Separation DOE Share:  $4,750,000
Performer Share:  $5,000,000

OTM-Enhanced Coal Syngas for Carbon Capture<br/>Power Systems and Fuel Synthesis Applications
OTM-Enhanced Coal Syngas for Carbon Capture
Power Systems and Fuel Synthesis Applications

Project Description

Praxair will focus on developing a techno-economic analysis of an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant with CO2 capture with an integrated oxygen transport membrane (OTM) syngas converter. Other process variables will include using natural gas as a secondary feedstock and evaluating the conversion of coal and natural gas-derived syngas to liquid fuels. The results of this analysis will be incorporated into a scalable panel array module, which will be field tested at the National Carbon Capture Center using syngas from a coal-fed gasifier. This project builds on the success of work undertaken with DOE support to develop basic ceramic materials, single-tube membrane structures, and process integration strategies for oxy-fuel combustion.

Project Benefits

In the context of coal gasification and IGCC power plants, there is an opportunity to employ Praxair's OTM technology to enhance the quality of the syngas produced by the coal gasifier, reduce the amount of cryogenic-derived oxygen required in the plant, and allow for coal and natural gas integration—a way to utilize America's rich energy reserves while facilitating CO2 capture with proven and available capture technologies. With natural gas integration, an improved pathway to coal-to-liquids production is enabled, while keeping the key greenhouse-gas reduction technologies in place. The technology will enable economic and environmentally responsible utilization of domestic coal and natural gas reserves for power and synthesis of liquids and chemicals at a range of scales.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Diane Revay Madden: diane.madden@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager K David Lyons: k.lyons@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Juan Li: juan_li@praxair.com