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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,961.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER86526
Agency Tracking Number:
87523
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
15 c
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000628
Small Business Information
Creare Incorporated
16 Great Hollow Road, Hanover, NH, 03755-3116
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Weibo Chen
Dr.
(603) 640-2425
wbc@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
Dr.
(603) 640-2487
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
MIT

77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA, 02139-
() -
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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.

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