CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Coal and Coal/Biomass to Liquids

Coal Fuels Alliance: Design and Construction of Early Lead Mini Fischer-Tropsch Refinery

Performer: University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER)

Project No: NT0005988


After completing the design of the facility including the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID), the project team supplied plans to the architecture and engineering consultants, completed the National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Assessment, and selected and entered into collaborative agreements with the technology vendors for each of the principal processing units envisioned for the Coal/Biomass to Liquid (CBTL) process development unit (PDU). Construction of the building is now complete and approved for operation. A need to increase the skid sizes has resulted in an increase from the original 2700 square feet to 4500 square feet of building space. The gasifier has been developed and upon delivery will be installed and tested at University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER).

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