U.S. DOE awards funding to five more project

Jul 23 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected five additional projects to receive approximately $11.3 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development.

Selected projects will support DOE’s Carbon Capture Program, which is developing transformational, step-change, low-cost capture processes and enabling technologies that will maximize the efficiency of our nation's fossil-based power generation infrastructure. The selected projects will join six other projects under this FOA chosen by FE to receive approximately $17.6 million in February 2018.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage these additional projects, and descriptions follow.

ROTA-CAP: An Intensified Carbon Capture System Using Rotating Packed Beds – Gas Technology Institute(Des Plaines, IL) will develop and validate a transformational carbon capture technology using novel integrated hardware and advanced solvents. The project aims to provide an economically viable carbon capture system for flue gas sources.

            DOE Funding: $2,900,000; Non-DOE Funding: $725,000; Total Value: $3,625,000

Universal Solvent Viscosity Reduction via Hydrogen Bonding Disruptors – Liquid Ion Solutions(Pittsburgh, PA) plans to achieve lab-scale demonstrations of an additive system capable of decreasing the viscosity of any non-aqueous chemical solvent for post-combustion carbon capture. All data generated in the project will be used to update a cost-benefit analysis and demonstrate the feasibility of the technology.

            DOE Funding: $1,728,023; Non-DOE Funding: $432,006; Total Value: $2,160,029

Inexpensive and Sustainable Anti-Corrosion Coating for Power Generation Applications – LumiShield Technologies, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) aims to achieve lab-scale demonstration of a corrosion-prevention technology that will facilitate the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal- and natural gas-fired power generation by reducing the cost of construction materials and maintenance.

            DOE Funding: $856,448; Non-DOE Funding: $214,112; Total Value: $1,070,560

Emissions Mitigation Technology for Advanced Water-Lean Solvent Based CO2 Capture Processes – Research Triangle Institute (Raleigh, NC) seeks to reduce solvent and aerosol emissions for transformational CO2 capture technology based on water-lean solvent systems. These water-lean solvents have the potential to become next-generation systems due to their low energy requirement for regeneration, low viscosity, and low equipment corrosion.

            DOE Funding: $2,900,000; Non-DOE Funding: $725,000; Total Value: $3,625,000

Advancing Post-Combustion CO2 Capture through Increased Mass Transfer and Lower Degradation – University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Lexington, KY) proposes to significantly advance deployment of CO2 capture through enabling technologies that increase CO2 mass transfer and reduce solvent loss. Successful development of these technologies will result in a reduced cost approach that can extend over a broad spectrum of CO2 capture systems.

            DOE Funding: $2,900,000; Non-DOE Funding: $725,000; Total Value: $3,625,000

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