CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Advanced Combustion Systems


Commercialization of the Iron Base Coal Direct Chemical Looping Process for Power Production with in situ Carbon Dioxide Capture


Performer: Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group

Project No: FE0009761


Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level


The scope for the project during Phase II includes 1) reducing technology gaps identified during Phase I of the project by conducting laboratory testing and analysis to support the development of robust oxygen-carrier particles for CDCL, and evaluating the critical pilot plant performance and design parameters; 2) designing, constructing, and testing a small CDCL bench-scale reducer reactor to demonstrate critical aspects of the CDCL process; and 3) updating the design and cost performance of the pilot and commercial 550-MWe CDCL 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 4.

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".


Project Details