CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Advanced Combustion Systems


Alstom's Chemical Looping Combustion Technology with CO2 Capture for New and Retrofit Coal-Fired Power


Performer: Alstom Power Inc

Project No: FE0009484


Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level


The Phase II objectives are to address the technical gaps identified during Phase I operation of the 3-MWth chemical looping prototype facility and conduct updated techno-economic analyses for a commercial-scale 550-MW coal power plant based on the chemical looping technology. The technology is a promising option for generating power from coal while achieving greater than 90 percent carbon capture and increasing the cost of electricity by no more than 35 percent compared to a new supercritical pulverized coal plant.

The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment identifies the current state of readiness of the key technologies being developed under the DOE’s Clean Coal Research Program.  In FY 12, this project was assessed a TRL of 5.

The TRL assessment process and its results including definition and description of the levels may be found in the "2012 Technology Readiness Assessment-Analysis of Active Research Portfolio".


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