Energy Policy and Analysis:

Techno-economics

  • Techno-economic investigation of a Syngas – Combined Cycle Gas Turbine – Amine Capture Plant

    Techno-economic investigation of a Syngas – Combined Cycle Gas Turbine – Amine Capture Plan

    Supervisor: Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Professor Lin Ma and Dr Kevin Hughes

    This project will comprise a process modelling study of syngas production in conjunction with a combined cycle gas turbine with CCS using an amine capture plant. Process modelling, using either ASPEN, gPROMS or the SimSci software packages will be used to investigate the technical performance and economics of this combined system, allowing its optimisation from a performance and/or economic viewpoint. This will draw on the experimental data available from a pilot scale operation of a Turbec T100 gas turbine connected to an Amine capture plant at the UKCCSRC PACT facilities.

  • Techno-economic investigation of a Syngas – Combined Cycle Gas Turbine – Amine Capture Plant

    Techno-Economic Study of Power generation from Coal/Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage

    Supervisor: Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Professor Lin Ma and Dr Kevin Hughes

    Demand for energy supply in the present global environment is continuously increasing with the growth of population and economic development. This poses problems both in terms of sustainability and carbon emissions. These may be mitigated by the use of biomass feedstocks, either alone or mixed with coal, along with the implementation of carbon capture and storage. The aim of this project is to use the IECM and gPROMS process modelling package to construct techno-economic process models of the use of biomass and coal/biomass mixtures in power generation, specifically, but not exclusively in the context of feedstock gasification for use in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants.