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EP/J020788/1 - Gas-FACTS: Gas - Future Advanced Capture Technology Options - Consortium proposal by Cranfield, Edinburgh, Imperial, Leeds and Sheffield

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Professor J Gibbins EP/J020788/1 - Gas-FACTS: Gas - Future Advanced Capture Technology Options - Consortium proposal by Cranfield, Edinburgh, Imperial, Leeds and Sheffield

Principal Investigator - Sch of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Other Investigators

Professor CS Adjiman, Co InvestigatorProfessor CS Adjiman

Dr H Ahn, Co InvestigatorDr H Ahn

Dr H Chalmers, Co InvestigatorDr H Chalmers

Dr p fennell, Co InvestigatorDr p fennell

Dr A Galindo, Co InvestigatorDr A Galindo

Dr KJ Hughes, Co InvestigatorDr KJ Hughes

Professor G Jackson, Co InvestigatorProfessor G Jackson

Dr MS Lucquiaud, Co InvestigatorDr MS Lucquiaud

Professor GC Maitland, Co InvestigatorProfessor GC Maitland

Professor J Oakey, Co InvestigatorProfessor J Oakey

Professor P Pilidis, Co InvestigatorProfessor P Pilidis

Professor M Pourkashanian, Co InvestigatorProfessor M Pourkashanian

Professor NF Thornhill, Co InvestigatorProfessor NF Thornhill

Professor JPM Trusler, Co InvestigatorProfessor JPM Trusler

Dr P Valluri, Co InvestigatorDr P Valluri

Dr M Wang, Co InvestigatorDr M Wang

Professor C Wilson, Co InvestigatorProfessor C Wilson

Professor H Yeung, Co InvestigatorProfessor H Yeung

Scheme

Standard Research

Research Areas

Carbon Capture and Storage Carbon Capture and Storage

Collaborators

Visage Energy Corp Visage Energy Corp

Sulzer Chemtech Sulzer Chemtech

Siemens AG Siemens AG

Scottish Power Generation. Ltd Scottish Power Generation. Ltd

Scottish and Southern Energy SSE plc Scottish and Southern Energy SSE plc

Howden Group Technology Howden Group Technology

Hampshire Advisory and Tech Services Hampshire Advisory and Tech Services

ESB International Ltd ESB International Ltd

Doosan Babcock Power Systems Doosan Babcock Power Systems

Center for Sustainable Energy Solutions Center for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University

BG Group BG Group

Start Date

04/2012

End Date

03/2015

Value

£2,461,089

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Grant Description

Summary and Description of the grant

The Gas-FACTS programme will provide important underpinning research for UK CCS development and deployment on natural gas power plants, particularly for gas turbine modifications and advanced post combustion capture technologies that are the principal candidates for deployment in a possible tens-of-£billions expansion of the CCS sector between 2020 and 2030, and then operation until 2050 or beyond, in order to meet UK CO2 (carbon dioxide) emission targets. Gas CCS R&D is an emerging field and many of the concepts and underlying scientific principles are still being 'invented'. But on-going UK infrastructure investments and energy policy decisions are being made which would benefit from better information on relevant gas CCS technologies, making independent, fundamental studies by academic researchers a high priority. In addition, the results of this project will provide an essential basis for further work to extract the maximum research benefits from the UK CCS demonstration programme and help to develop more advanced gas CCS technologies for a second tranche of CCS deployment. The programme will also develop rigorous assessment methods and a framework to maximise pathways to impact that could support other RCUK research activities on gas CCS. Globally, there is already interest in gas CCS in Norway, California and the Middle East, and this is likely to become more widespread if cheaper gas leads to more widespread use.

This work will be undertaken through work packages with the following aims:

WP1: To quantify the scope of gas turbine modifications to improve the technical, environmental and economic performance of integrated CO2 capture on CCGT plants. Small gas turbines will be modified to run with steam or recycled flue gas replacing some of the normal air feed to increase back-end CO2 concentrations (which will help make the CO2 easier to capture).

WP2: To quantify through modelling and experimental testing the scope for improving post-combustion capure system performance on CCGT plants through a combination of advanced liquid solvents, including novel amine mixtures, and improved transient performance. Solvents that are used to take up CO2 and then release it in a pure form that can be stored underground will be modified so that the amount of energy required to do this is reduced. The equipment the solvents are used in will also be designed to turn on and off quickly to allow CCS power plants to compensate for fluctuations in output from wind turbines.

WP3: In close collaboration with an external Experts Group to undertake integration and whole systems performance assessments. This will include a 'Gas-FACTS Impact Handbook' combining impact tables with state-of-the-art surveys to ensure that pathways to impact pursued by Gas-FACTS researchers are co-ordinated with other significant activities, including excellent science and stakeholder plans, to maximise their effectiveness. Gas-FACTS results will be implemented in the freely-available IECM package for access by any potential users.

WP4: Impact delivery and expert interaction activities will be based on establishing an Experts Group including representatives of the UK CCS academic community, global academic community, UK policymakers, UK Regulators, NGOs, power utilities, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises). WP4 will also run a programme of engagement activities to impact, including project meetings, specialist meetings on topical issues and results, web-based dissemination and document publication (reports, responses to Parliamentary inquiries, journal papers, articles etc.)

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Gas-FACTS: Gas - Future Advanced Capture Technology Options - Consortium proposal by Cranfield, Edinburgh, Imperial, Leeds and Sheffield - EP/J020788/1
Start Date: 2012-04-01T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2015-03-31T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Edinburgh

Description: The Gas-FACTS programme will provide important underpinning research for UK CCS development and deployment on natural gas power plants, particularly for gas turbine modifications and advanced post combustion capture technologies that are the principal cand ...