CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Gasification Systems

Low Cost High-H2 Syngas Projection for Power and Liquid Fuels

Performer: Gas Technology Institute

Project No: FE0011958

Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level

Specifically, GTI will procure flat sheets of PBI membrane with various pore sizes and porosities, coat the substrates with metals/alloys, conduct hydrogen permeation tests using simulated synthesis gas (syngas), and select the best performing membranes for techno-economic analysis.  The project scope includes further experimental development of the University of California Sulfur Recovery Process – High Pressure (UCSRP-HP), an integrated multicomponent impurity removal process.  Kinetic studies will be conducted in a co-current reactor to determine the design conditions necessary to achieve parts-per-million levels of hydrogen sulfide in the treated syngas and maximize the removal of impurities such as ammonia and chlorides.  GTI will create preliminary conceptual designs and conduct techno-economic analyses to estimate plant efficiency, cost of products, and environmental performance for three production configurations: namely integrated gasification combined cycle power, chemical-grade hydrogen, and diesel fuel—involving integration of the novel hydrogen membrane and the UCSRP-HP technologies into an Aerojet Rocketdyne gasification system with carbon capture. 

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.  This project has not been assessed.

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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