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High Temperature Syngas Cleanup Technology Scale-Up and Demonstration Project
Project No.: DE-FE0000489
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) is designing, building, and testing the High Temperature Desulfurization Process (HTDP) at pre-commercial scale (50 megawatt electric equivalent [MWe]) to remove more than 99.9 percent of the sulfur from coal-derived synthesis gas (syngas). RTI is integrating this HTDP technology with an activated methyl diethanolamine (MDEA) solvent technology to separate the carbon dioxide (CO2) from shifted syngas, and to sequester the CO2 in a deep saline aquifer. RTI is partnering with Tampa Electric Company, which is providing their Polk Power Station (Fort Meade, FL) as the site to construct the project and sequester the CO2. The Polk Power Station, an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant, will supply a portion of its coal-derived syngas as a slipstream to feed into the pre-commercial scale technologies being scaled-up. Part of the project's objective is to capture up to 90 percent of the CO2 present in this slip stream, and sequester this separated CO2 in a deep saline aquifer located beneath the Polk Power Station's site.
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Techno-economic studies have shown that RTI's warm syngas cleanup technology, when integrated with 90 percent CO2 capture, has the potential to significantly reduce the capital and operating cost of an industrial facility. This project builds on the technical progress on the warm syngas cleaning technologies made during field testing with real syngas from Eastman Chemical Company's gasifier under DOE Contract DE-AC26-99FT40675. Successful warm gas cleanup, in combination with carbon capture and storage, will demonstrate high-purity syngas at significantly lower costs than current technologies.
|Related Papers and Publications:
RTI's Warm Gas Cleanup and CCS Demonstration at Tampa Electric's Polk Power Station [PDF-2.1MB] (Oct 2011)
Mark Hornick, Tampa Electric Company, Ben Gardner, RTI International, presented at the Gasification Technologies Conference, San Francisco, CA Oct 9-12, 2011.
- High Temperature Syngas Cleanup Technology Scale-up and Demonstrations Project Fact Sheet [PDF-983KB] (Oct 2011)
- Warm Gas Clean-up and Carbon Capture & Sequestration Demonstration Project Overview [PDF-1MB] (Apr 2011)
Tampa Electric, presented to Gasification Technology Council, Tampa, FL.
- Scaleup and Commercialization of Warm Gas Cleanup Technology with CCS [PDF-3.5MB] (Nov 2010)
Raghubir Gupta, Center for Energy Technology RTI International, presented at the 2010 Gasification Technology Conference, Washington, DC.
- New Recovery Act Funding Boosts Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Research and Development
DOE - Fossil Energy Techline, September 7, 2010.
- RTI/Eastman Warm Syngas Clean-up Technology: Integration with Carbon Capture [PDF-714KB] (Oct 2009)
Raghubir Gupta, Brian Turk, and Markus Lesemann, Center for Energy Technology RTI International, presented at the Gasification Technologies Council Conference, Colorado Springs, CO.
- For further information on this project, contact the NETL Project Manager, K. David Lyons.