New Carbon Capture Technology Funding Received

The DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected the ISGS to develop a hot carbonate absorption process with crystallization-enabled high-pressure stripping (Hot-CAP) for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture from coal-fired power plants. Yongqi Lu, a chemical engineer at the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative (AETI) of the ISGS, will lead the 3-year, $1.28 million DOE/NETL project. In addition, Illinois Clean Coal Institute is providing $201,000, and Energy Commercialization, LLC is providing $40,000 of in-kind support of the project.

The AETI scientists will perform laboratory and bench-scale studies aimed at generating process engineering and scale-up data that can help evaluate technical feasibility and commercial competitiveness of the Hot-CAP process as a viable post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology. Energy Commercialization, LLC will use the results from the AETI experimental and modeling studies to conduct a process simulation and techno-economic analysis. The proposed Hot-CAP technology is expected to achieve 90% CO2 removal from coal-fired power plants while meeting the cost target of 35% increase in the cost of electricity. The DOE award will allow AETI to advance the Hot-CAP technology to a pilot-scale level within three years.