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A Contaminant Tolerant Solvent for Carbon Capture in Existing Coal-Fired Power…

Award Information

Department of Energy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
23 a
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Small Business Information
Green Technology Ltd Co.
311 Townepark Cir Ste 101 Louisville, KY 40243-2336
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Contaminant Tolerant Solvent for Carbon Capture in Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER86480
Award Amount: $100,000.00


This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will study the feasibility of a novel contaminant-tolerant solvent/stripping chemical hybrid process for post-combustion CO2 capture from utility flue gas. The process will use a proprietary solvent technology to achieve DOEs goal of 90% or greater CO2 emissions reduction at existing coal-fired power plants with no more than a 30% increase in cost of energy services. In phase I project, research efforts will focus on demonstrating the viability of the solvent technology to perform with actual flue gas compositions generated from existing coal-fired power plants through following tasks: 1) Determine the impact of flue gas constituents on solvent performance; 2) Perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study and modeling of the scrubber and 3) Conduct system performance and economic analysis. The proposed low-cost CO2 capture process, if proven technical feasibility, will improve the economics of the national greenhouse gas sequestration program, improve the overall plant efficiency of existing coal-fired power plants and reduce cost burden to utility industry and public as a whole

Principal Investigator:

KunLei Liu

Business Contact:

Frank Wang
Small Business Information at Submission:

Green Technology Ltd Co.
3903 Spring Valley Way Louisville, KY 40241-5121

EIN/Tax ID: 264291972
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Kentucky
2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40511-8410