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Advanced Membranes for CO2 Capture from Existing Coal-fired Power Plants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 95450
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 24 a
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-03-18
Small Business Information
404 Enterprise Drive, Lewis Center, OH, 43035
DUNS: 927606251
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Matter
 Dr.
 (614) 842-6606
 p.matter@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Andrew Patton
Title: Mr.
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Email: a.patton@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution
 The Ohio State University
 Angela Maupin
 1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH, 43210
 (641) 247-2796
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Coal is an abundant source of energy in the USA, but is not currently utilized effectively. Recently, the DOE has begun a carbon sequestration program is to develop advanced CO2 capture and compression technology for existing coal-fired plants with increased efficiency with no more than a 35% increase in the cost of electricity. This will require new approaches and technologies to be successful. NexTech proposes to investigate a new membrane for separation of CO2 from coal-fired power plant exhaust gas mixtures. The purpose of this study is to prepare microporous alumina membranes, to demonstrate their special transport properties, and to establish their feasibility for CO2 separation. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The goals of the proposed effort align with those of the DOE EPAC program, particularly to provide an inexpensive, low CO2-pressure differential, separation method for existing power plants. Successful deployment of the technology will ameliorate the pollution effects projected from carbon dioxide while maintaining the low energy prices to which the American economy is accustomed.

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