Carbon Dioxide Sorbent Project Funded

The U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) selected the URS Corporation-Illinois State Geological Survey (URS-ISGS) team to develop advanced carbon dioxide (CO2) capture sorbents for coal gasification plants. A three-year, $2.7 million proposal, entitled "Evaluation of Dry Sorbent Technology for Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture", was submitted by the team, and funding was recently awarded by the DOE/NETL (DE-PS26-08NT00699-03). The ISGS will receive $1 million from DOE and $448,000 from the Illinois Clean Coal Institute to develop advanced adsorbents for a novel concept that combines water-gas-shift reaction with CO2 capture in coal gasification systems. Yongqi Lu will serve as the principal investigator of the project.