Air Products’ Proprietary Technology Joins World’s First Full Demonstration of Oxyfuel CO2 Capture and Sequestration at Vattenfall
“This is the world’s first full demonstration of oxyfuel CO2 capture and sequestration, and our unique CO2 purification and compression technology will be validated at pilot scale through this work,” said
“It is crucial for Vattenfall to qualify a portfolio of optional technology use in the coming deployment phase of CCS, carbon capture and storage. Air Products has been engaged in innovative oxyfuel solutions for many years and we are pleased to get them on board in our pilot facility,” said
At the Schwarze Pumpe facility, Air Products will take flue gas directly off Vattenfall’s 30 megawatt (MW) wall-fired boiler at the oxyfuel pilot plant. It will purify and compress the carbon dioxide, a portion of which will ultimately be transported for sequestration. Air Products’ proprietary sour compression technology uses a staged compression process to optimize pressure, hold-up, and residence time to allow removal of impurities during the compression process. This allows cost savings in the oxyfuel combustion process and minimizes the concentration of acidic components, important in preventing corrosion during the CO2 sequestering process. This pilot will demonstrate the efficient purification of CO2, and remove inert gases, in particular oxygen. In addition, it will incorporate novel membrane technology, targeting carbon capture rates as high as 98 percent. More information on Air Products’ CO2 purification technologies can be found at www.airproducts.com/CO2_capture.
Vattenfall inaugurated the 30 MW pilot plant for carbon dioxide capture at its lignite coal-fired power plant at Schwarze Pumpe in
Air Products is currently working on several carbon capture and storage demonstration projects around the world. In early March the company announced work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to design and construct a CO2 purification system in support of an oxyfuel technology development project at a boiler simulation facility in
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Air Products (NYSE: APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. Air Products has annual revenues of over
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