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Reference Number NIA_NGN_118
Title CO2 Capture through mineralisation
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 50%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2015
End Date 01 July 2016
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £52,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Cambridge Carbon Capture (0.001%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_118
Objectives The objective of this project is to -Determine rates of reaction and mass-balance on the fate of the CO2 that is removed from simulated shale gas. Demonstrate technical feasibility and performance advantage of this technology over existing commercial amine scrubbing technology. Qualify the competitive advantage of CCC technology (over amines) for shale gas CO2 scrubbing. Assess the scale of the opportunity and the route to market. The success criteria for the project are: Demonstration of CO2 stripping of the simulated gas mixtureChemical analysis of end products proving desired chemistry; demonstration of good utility of Mg(OH)2 (Reaction kinetics calculated and validated against available research literatureIndustrial contacts shortlisted & key discussion questions summarised. Production of market research report
Abstract To meet environmental and energy security targets, networks need to encourage shale gas and non-fossil fuel sources of gas to be injected into their networks. Use of bio-methane on the gas distribution network will help to reduce the future dependency on fossil fuels thus ensuring security of supply for the future whilst using and sustaining the existing energy infrastructure. However, to meet regulatory & commercial specifications, there is a need for acid gas removal (AGR) from the gas before distribution. The current upgrading of gas is costly therefore any introduction of more cost effective methods will lower the financial barrier to injecting into the networks. Existing AGR process equipment is expensive, large and energy intensive, and vents the scrubbed CO2 directly to atmosphere. Venting of 30% CO2 is equivalent to increasing gas combustion emissions by 43%. In order to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the CCC process the project has been split into two stages: - Stage 1: This stage is focused on primary experimental analysis. The experimental analysis will pass simulated shale/bio gas through a slurry of magnesium hydroxide in water to determine rates of reaction and mass-balance on the fate of the CO2 that is removed. This experiment will demonstrate the technical feasibility and performance advantage of this technology over existing commercial amine scrubbing technologies. CCC will explore the quantitative dependence of reaction rates, %CO2 removal and %Mg (OH) 2 carbonation on key variable parameters. Product samples will be analysed for phase and magnesium & carbon content. Stage 2: This stage will analyse the competitive advantage of the CCC process. Analysis of results after each set of experiments and review by expert academic and industrial supply-chain stakeholders to assess and qualify the competitive advantage over existing methods.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 09/08/18