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Optimization of Oxygen-based CFBC Technology with CO2 capture

Objective

The project objective is to demonstrate the concept of the second generation oxyfuel combustion that reduce significantly (50%) the overall efficiency penalty of CO2 capture into power plants, from approximately 12 to 6 efficiency points.



One of the main drawbacks of CCS is the additional energy used for operation. This energetic penalty reduces the power plant efficiency, and increases the cost of electricity and the use of resources (mainly fossil fuels but also water, raw materials and additional equipment). The reduction of the parasitic losses associated with CCS is a major challenge in the next years.



The concept focuses on one of the most important recommendations of the ZEP´s report for the deployment of CCS in the European Union (EU): the use of higher O2 concentrations in oxyfuel combustion reducing the flue gas recirculation and energy penalty.



The use of higher oxygen concentration has important advantages: lower boiler size (CAPEX and OPEX cost), improved possibilities to take advantage of high temperature energy and process integration, the reduction of flue gas recirculation and improved system flexibility.



However to achieve this objective is necessary to demonstrate and analyze the effect of high oxygen concentrations in combustion performance, fuel flexibility, controllability of solid looping within the boiler, material performance, the effects on carbon procession unit and, depending on the results obtained in the demonstration tests, how to use-integrate-optimize the energy/heat from different parts of the process to obtain a reduction of the overall penalty caused by CCS. The project is going to deals with this challenge.



The project technical leaders are Foster Wheeler Energia Oy and Air Liquide, the demonstration facility is CIUDEN and the utility is Endesa Generación.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2011-2
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luis M. Romeo (Dr.)

Participants (10)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antti Tourunen (Dr.)
FUNDACION CIUDAD DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
Address
Avenida Del Presidente Rodriguez Zapatero Sn
24492 Ponferrada
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Fernandez Iglesias (Ms.)
SUMITOMO SHI FW ENERGIA OY
Finland
Address
Metsaneidonkuja 8
02131 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arto Hotta (Mr.)
L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Kowalczyk (Mr.)
INERCO INGENIERIA, TECNOLOGIA Y CONSULTORIA, SA
Spain
Address
Calle Tomas Alba Edison 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Luis Bayort Reposo (Mr.)
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
Address
Av De La Borbolla 5
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sanchez-Biezma Andres (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gimondo Pietro (Dr.)
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarzyna Markiewicz – śliwa (Ms.)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Timo Hyppänen (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Margarita Martinez-Pais Loscertales (Ms.)