A Post-Combustion Capture Deployment Derisking Pilot Plant

8 Pages Posted: 29 Nov 2022

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William Elliott

Bechtel National, Inc

August Benz

Private Consultant

Jon Gibbins

University of Sheffield

Abby Samson

University of Sheffield - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mathieu Lucquiaud

University of Sheffield - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Stavros Michailos

University of Hull

Date Written: November 20, 2022

Abstract

Pilot tests specifically to derisk full scale deployment of amine post-combustion capture plants are becoming of interest as plans for further commercial projects are being developed in the UK and elsewhere. Experience with problems in full-scale deployment of post-combustion capture using amines to date and ongoing studies suggests that a number of risks to successful project completion could be mitigated by suitable pilot tests. Possible test unit concepts at ~10 tCO2/day and ~100 kgCO2/day scale are described, together with proposed test programme objectives and requirements. In all cases ‘boring’ test programmes lasting a year or more will be needed to verify trends that might not appear until similar, or longer, periods have elapsed on full scale plants in commercial service. Pilot tests prior to deployment are recommended in the UK and it appears that the temporary installation of units to do this will be facilitated by regulators.

Keywords: post-combustion capture, amine, pilot testing

JEL Classification: O, Z

Suggested Citation

Elliott, William and Benz, August and Gibbins, Jon and Samson, Abby and Lucquiaud, Mathieu and Michailos, Stavros, A Post-Combustion Capture Deployment Derisking Pilot Plant (November 20, 2022). Proceedings of the 16th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT-16) 23-24 Oct 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4282112 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4282112

William Elliott

Bechtel National, Inc ( email )

August Benz

Private Consultant ( email )

Jon Gibbins (Contact Author)

University of Sheffield ( email )

Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD
United Kingdom

Abby Samson

University of Sheffield - Department of Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD
United Kingdom

Mathieu Lucquiaud

University of Sheffield - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Stavros Michailos

University of Hull ( email )

Cottingham Road
Hull, Great Britain HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

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