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Performer: ADA-ES Inc.
The ADA-ES 1 MWe pilot unit
The ADA-ES 1 MWe pilot unit
Website: ADA-ES Inc.
Award Number: FE0004343
Project Duration: 10/01/2010 – 09/30/2015
Total Award Value: $25,266,350
DOE Share: $17,950,101
Performer Share: $7,316,249
Technology Area: Post-Combustion Capture
Key Technology: Sorbents
Location: Littleton, CO

Project Description

ADA Environmental Solutions (ADA-ES) will design, construct, and operate a 1 megawatt electric (MWe) pilot-scale test unit to evaluate the performance and cost of an advanced solid sorbent-based carbon dioxide (CO2) post-combustion capture technology for coal-fired power plants. ADA-ES evaluated over 100 potential CO2 sorbents to select sorbents for scale-up that are stable, have relatively high CO2 capacity, and have lower heats of reaction than carbonate-based solids. The project will utilize progress on sorbent technology validated at bench scale in a separate Department of Energy (DOE) project (DE-NT0005649) and will refine and optimize sorbent capture and regeneration processes through pilot testing and process modeling. Project results will be used to develop a preliminary full-scale commercial design in preparation for demonstration at the next scale.

Predecessor Project: DE-NT0005649

Successor Project: DE-FE0012914

Project Benefits

This project focuses on the scale up of an advanced amine-based sorbent capture technology. The sorbent has high working capacity and low heat capacity leading to decreased capital costs and energy requirements. Specifically, this project will undertake design, engineering, fabrication, construction, and operation of 1 MWe pilot at Southern Company's Plant Miller.

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Principal Investigator Sharon Sjostrom:


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