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Flexible Low Temperature CO2 Capture System, E-CACHYS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0001314
Agency Tracking Number: 2221-1520
Amount: $254,785.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 1
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0002221
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-03-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-06-04
Small Business Information
10 Podunk Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566
United States
DUNS: 781614818
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Srivats Srinivasachar
 (508) 347-2933
 srivats.srinivasachar@envergex.com
Business Contact
 Srivats Srinivasachar
Phone: (508) 347-2933
Email: srivats.srinivasachar@envergex.com
Research Institution
 University of North Dakota
 
243 Centennial Dr Stop 8155
Grand Forks, ND 58202
United States

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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

This project focuses on the design, integration and optimization of a flexible natural gas combined cycle plant with carbon capture, capable of operating in a highly variable renewable energy environment. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power offer unique solutions in our quest to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. However, the increasing penetration of these high variable renewable energy sources into the existing market creates complications for carbon-based electricity generating systems that form the backbone of the power generation industry. The objective of the project is to integrate a flexible, low temperature CO2 capture system (E-CACHYSTM) into a natural gas combined cycle power plant to attain a net-zero carbon electricity system. Envergex LLC’s technical approach is based on an innovative, but proven multi-phase sorbent technology for post combustion capture of CO2 from flue gas. The hybrid sorbent technology, which consists of a regenerative sorbent and a novel heat exchange system for optimal energy recovery, seamlessly integrates into the natural gas combined cycle architecture. The size of the proposed carbon capture system can be matched to the average capacity factor of the power plant to enable constant operating conditions in the capture system and reduce overall plant operating expenses. This innovative integration reduces capital expenditures by 31% compared to NETL’s state-of-the-art technology system. The technology can enhance the economic and energy security of the United States by incorporating valuable natural gas resources with advanced, flexible carbon capture and sequestration technologies that work in unison with renewable energy technologies.

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