Process Integration of Advanced Amine-based Solvents in Power and Industrial Plants: A New Benchmark for Post-combustion Carbon Capture?

10 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2021

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Susana Garcia

Heriot-Watt University

Henry Weir

Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Mijndert Van der Spek

Heriot Watt University

Ahmed Saleh

Heriot-Watt University

Charithea Charalambous

Heriot-Watt University

Eva Sanchez-Fernandez

Solverlo Ltd

Jasper Ros

TNO

Eirini Skylogianni

TNO Energy-Transition

Juliana Garcia Moretz-Sohn Monteiro

TNO, NL

Georg Wiechers

RWE Power AG

Peter Moser

RWE Power AG

Hanne Marie Kvamsdal

SINTEF Energy Research; SINTEF Industry

Geir Haugen

SINTEF Industry

Nils Henrik Eldrup

SINTEF Industry

Ragnhild Skagestad

SINTEF Industry

Date Written: March 31, 2021

Abstract

Reducing the cost of CCS is necessary to achieve a cost point that encourages its large-scale deployment. In this work, we have evaluated if the second generation solvent CESAR1 (a blend of AMP (2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol) and piperazine) can be established as the new state-of-the art benchmark solvent system, replacing monoethanolamine (MEA). We provide cost estimates for the integration of MEA and CESAR1 in selected reference cases that are representative of power (lignite-fired Power plant) and industrial (Waste to Energy and Cement) processes. The findings reported here do not indicate that CESAR1 (or AMP/PZ blends) should be used as the updated benchmark for post-combustion CO2 capture. It seems fair to assume that both MEA and CESAR1 can be cost-competitive solutions, and the decision to use either of them should be taken case by case, with CESAR1 possibly being a preferable solution in case the heat availability is a limiting factor, or the heat costs are high. For more reliable results, and a clear differentiation between MEA and CESAR1, cost estimations should take emission and degradation countermeasures into account. Additionally, more experimental data from long-term pilot testing campaigns is needed to further quantify the solvent replacement rates in terms of volatile emissions and degradation rates. Only then, a fairer comparison between the two solvent systems could be established.

Suggested Citation

Garcia, Susana and Weir, Henry and Van der Spek, Mijndert and Saleh, Ahmed and Charalambous, Charithea and Sanchez-Fernandez, Eva and Ros, Jasper and Skylogianni, Eirini and Garcia Moretz-Sohn Monteiro, Juliana and Wiechers, Georg and Moser, Peter and Kvamsdal, Hanne Marie and Haugen, Geir and Eldrup, Nils Henrik and Skagestad, Ragnhild, Process Integration of Advanced Amine-based Solvents in Power and Industrial Plants: A New Benchmark for Post-combustion Carbon Capture? (March 31, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3816508 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3816508

Susana Garcia (Contact Author)

Heriot-Watt University ( email )

Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, EH14 1AS
United Kingdom

Henry Weir

Heriot-Watt University - School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS)
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
United Kingdom

Mijndert Van der Spek

Heriot Watt University ( email )

Institute of Petroleum Engineering
Edinburgh, EH144AS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.rccs.hw.ac.uk

Ahmed Saleh

Heriot-Watt University

Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS)
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland EH14 1AS
United Kingdom

Charithea Charalambous

Heriot-Watt University ( email )

Riccarton
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland EH14 1AS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://rccs.hw.ac.uk/

Eva Sanchez-Fernandez

Solverlo Ltd ( email )

EH42 1TL
Dunbar
United Kingdom

Jasper Ros

TNO ( email )

Leeghwaterstraat 44
Delft, 2628 CA
Netherlands

Eirini Skylogianni

TNO Energy-Transition ( email )

Netherlands

Georg Wiechers

RWE Power AG

Huyssenallee 2
Essen, 45128
Germany

Peter Moser

RWE Power AG ( email )

Ernestinenstrasse 60
Essen, 45141
Germany

Hanne Marie Kvamsdal

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

SINTEF Industry ( email )

Post box 4760 Torgarden
Trondheim, NO-7465
Norway

Geir Haugen

SINTEF Industry

Post box 4760 Torgarden
Trondheim, NO-7465
Norway

Nils Henrik Eldrup

SINTEF Industry

Post box 4760 Torgarden
Trondheim, NO-7465
Norway

Ragnhild Skagestad

SINTEF Industry ( email )

Post box 5 3901 Porsgrunn
Porsgrunn, NO-3901
Norway

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