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CArbon-free Electricity by SEWGS: Advanced materials, Reactor and process design

Objective

The proposed project CAESAR is building on work currently performed with the FP6 IP CACHET. One of the four pre combustion CO2 capture technologies that are being developed in CACHET is the Sorption Enhanced Water Gas Shift (SEWGS) process. The SEWGS process produces hot, high pressure H2 in a catalytic CO shift reactor with simultaneous adsorption of CO2 on a high temperature adsorbent. The system operates in a cyclic manner with steam for adsorbent regeneration. The overall objective of proposed project CAESAR is the reduction of energy penalty and costs of the SEWGS CO2 capture process through optimization of sorbent materials, reactor- and process design. It is emphasized that with an optimized SEWGS process CO2 avoidance cost could be reduced to < € 15/ton CO2. CAESAR takes into account the lessons learned in CACHET in order to bring the SEWGS process a big step closer to the market. To achieve this, CAESAR takes a necessary step back such that novel, more efficient CO2 sorbents with regeneration steam/CO2 ratios less 2 will be developed. This value is needed to bring the CO2 avoidance costs to about 15 €/ton. Heat integration and the use of sorbent coatings can further enhance the efficiency. CAESAR will focus on the application of the optimized SEWGS process for pre combustion CO2 capture from natural gas. However the scope of application of SEWGS will be broadened to application in coal gas and industrial processes. A design for a pilot unit will be delivered for these applications. There is a clear delimitation between CACHET and CAESAR. The emphasis in CACHET was placed on demonstrating the SEWGS process on a larger scale in a continuous, multi-bed SEWGS process demonstrator. CAESAR goes one step further in taking boundary conditions as to cost and efficiency into account. This urges for better sorbents, reactor and process design.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/coal

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 117 854
Administrative Contact
Tanja Spaan-Hagenaar

Participants (4)

AIR PRODUCTS PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Hersham Place - Molesey Road
KT12 4RZ Walton-on-thames
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent White (Dr.)
BP EXPLORATION OPERATING COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 924
Address
Chertsey Road
TW16 7BP Sunbury-on-thames, Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Beavis (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 400
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matilde Cambiaghi
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 654 337
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rune Bredesen (Dr.)