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Innovative In Situ CO2 Capture Technology for Solid Fuel Gasification (ISCC)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502743

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 908 085

  • EU contribution

    € 1 900 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

Objective

The new process technology proposed is based on steam gasification of low rank, high moisture brown coal, which includes the high temperature removal of CO2 by using high temperature efficient sorbent materials. The combination of both, the gasification and the in situ CO2 capture initiates a shift reaction in product gas composition towards H2. Experiments with different hydrocarbons and dolomite revealed that hydrogen concentrations higher than 95 vol % can be achieved using this technology. The CO2 laden sorbent material has to be regenerated in an additional calcinations step, generating a pure CO2 gas stream for subsequent sequestration. The proposed project aims on exploiting this potential to produce a gas stream in the regeneration process consisting of >95% CO2. The work programme includes the screening of available inputs and required product quality, basic process investigations, pilot scale experiments and technical and socio-economic evaluation considering technical, social, ethical and economic criterions Expected Results are a detailed definition of an environmentally friendly, high efficient coal technology producing a highly H2 enriched product gas and in situ CO2 capture; a detailed technical assessment of process efficiency in terms of energy (coal to H2) and CO2 captured (% of input) and a life cycle assessment of H2 production costs and costs per t of CO2 captured.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Address

Keplerstrasse 7
Stuttgart

Germany

Participants (13)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

ZENTRUM FUER SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG, BADEN-WUERTEMBERG

Germany

GLOWNY INSTYTUT GORNICTWA

Poland

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION

Greece

VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

INGENIEURBUERO DR.-ING. THOMAS WEIMER

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

BRANDENBURGISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT COTTBUS

Germany

SCS-TECHNOLOGY VERFAHRENSTECHNIK GES.M.B.H.

Austria

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

KOPALNIA WEGLA BRUNATNEGO "TURSW" SPSLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

VATTENFALL EUROPE MINING AG

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 502743

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 908 085

  • EU contribution

    € 1 900 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany