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A Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Thermal Storage for CO2 Sequestration

Award Information

Department of Energy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
15 c
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Small Business Information
Creare LLC
16 Great Hollow Road P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-3116
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Low-Cost, Environmentally Friendly Thermal Storage for CO2 Sequestration
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER86526
Award Amount: $149,961.00


Coal-fired integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plants need to be able to increase their power outputs during peak demand periods without increasing CO2 emissions to improve power grid quality and increase power grid security. We propose to develop a compact, low-cost combined thermal and CO2 storage system. This system can not only directly increase the plant power output, but it can also store a large amount of CO2. The CO2 storage will shift the parasitic load of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) process during peak periods to non-peak periods, thereby increasing net power output indirectly as well. The system uses very low-cost, nontoxic, naturally occurring materials as the chemical reactants. The system can be easily integrated with existing and future IGCC power plants. Commercial Application and Other Benefits The low-cost storage system will enhance the ability of an existing power grid with integrated IGCC plants to meet dynamic demands by increasing peak capacity without increasing CO2 emission. It will also enhance the cost and performance benefits of coal-fired IGCC plants.

Principal Investigator:

Weibo Chen

Business Contact:

James Barry
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Incorporated
16 Great Hollow Road Hanover, NH 03755-3116

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-