CORMETECH To Test New NGCC Flue Gas CO2 Capture With NETL And DOE Support

CORMETECH To Test New NGCC Flue Gas CO2 Capture Tech with NETL and DOE Support
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CORMETECH has partnered with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Department of Energy (DOE) to test a new flue gas carbon capture technology for natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants. 

Recently, NETL specialists and DOE delegates visited CORMETECH in North Carolina to oversee the preparations for shipping and testing the innovative technology at the U.S. National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Alabama. 

The goal of this collaboration is to develop an affordable solution that can capture at least 95% of carbon dioxide emissions from NGCC power plant exhaust gases.

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As a leading global company specializing in creating technologies that remove pollutants and CO2 from the air, CORMETECH is at the forefront of innovation in environmental protection.

The company received financial support from DOENETL to enhance technology in a project titled Bench Scale Test of a Polyethyleneimine Monolith Carbon Capture Process for Natural Gas Combined Cycle Point Sources (DE-FE0032138). The initiative focuses on point-source capture, where carbon dioxide emissions are removed from flue gases emitted by factories and power plants before they are discharged into the atmosphere.

The technology to be tested at the NCCC will utilize a monolithic amine contactor that is designed to capture CO2 from point sources in NGCC facilities. 

The monolith is constructed in a honeycomb structure with small channels for the flue gas to pass through. Inside the monolith, polyethyleneimine is used to capture the CO2 from the flue gas, which can then be released using steam for storage or other purposes.

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The CORMETECH project was one of 12 projects granted a combined $45 million in federal funds to enhance point-source CCS technologies for natural gas power and industrial sites, aiming to capture a minimum of 95% of CO2 emissions. 

This R&D effort is projected to assist the US in meeting the Biden-Harris Administration’s objectives of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and a fully clean electricity sector by 2035.

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