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Integrated gasification combined-cycle

Integrated gasification combined-cycle

  • Renewable Energy: NCF

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    NCF develops a system that dissociates CO2 and H2O into Syngas and Oxygen using concentrated solar energy. The obtained syngas is then converted into liquid fuels or methanol an excellent alternative fuel and the one of the building block in many chemical processes. The oxygen can be used for clean fuel combustion. The system is self-contained extracting all necessary energy for the process from the solar energy. Eventually the product will be in the form of large plants installed in high solar radiation areas producing hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel per year.

  • An Efficient Method and Gasification Device for Producing Synfuel from Biomass

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    Solid carbon-containing materials such as wood chips may be converted into liquid fuels using a gasification process. The potential of this technology has been long overlooked because energy production using traditional methods has been more cost-effective. However with the recent increases in the cost of energy and concerns about carbon emissions gasification is becoming more attractive as an alternative energy source.

  • Nitrogen-Selective Membrane for Carbon Capture

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    This patented dense catalytic membrane is designed to retrofit existing pulverized coal power plants for large-scale postcombustion carbon capture. The technology takes advantage of the nitrogen (N2) driving force and high temperatures of flue gas to effectively remove N2 and isolate CO2 for transport and storage. Compared to the current amine scrubbing techniques (e.g. MEA-based systems) of a similar scale the proposed membrane approach would have lower capital costs and land requirements with decreased parasitic power loads.

  • Oxidation Resistant Coatings for Ultra-High Temperature Transition Metals and Metal Alloys

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    Background: Components that operate under high temperatures and pressures such as those used in turbines and airplane brakes require materials with excellent chemical and physical properties. Nickel-based alloys (or superalloys) are the current industry standard for these applications. Coating nickel alloys with aluminum oxide and thermal barriers allows the final product to withstand temperatures beyond the melting point of nickel. However there is a growing need for products with properties that nickel cannot achieve.

  • A Facile Preparation Method for Highly Dispersed Supported Metal Catalyst

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    There has been an increased emphasis on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4). A technology proposed to serve the purpose of utilization of greenhouse gases is the catalytic reforming of CH4 with CO2 to produce syngas. The major issue impeding the development of this reaction is its high tendency towards carbon formation which will quickly deactivate conventional catalysts used for reforming reactions when steam or oxygen is not present to eliminate deposited carbon.

  • Membrane Biofilm Reactors (MBfRs) for High Volumetric Production Rate of Valuable Products

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    Background: High petroleum costs coupled with major environmental concerns have pushed researchers to search for alternative and renewable sources of energy. Biomass represents an abundant sustainable resource for energy production. Bio- and thermo-chemical conversion schemes often result in formation of energy-dense gases from biomass. Since as much as 30% of our energy consumption is in the form of liquid transportation fuels high value is achieved by producing liquid fuels these from gaseous feedstock in a renewable way such as with microorganisms.

  • Cyclic redox substrate for hydrogen/syngas production and carbon dioxide capture

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    NCSU is licensing a novel metal oxides substrate for use in chemical looping combustion with superior activity and attrition. Background: Recent strategies to trap CO2 include chemical looping combustion or gasification (CLC or CLG). These processes utilize transition metal oxides to transfer oxygen from air or water to the combusting fuel thus converting into useful fuel resources. However for commercial scale applications it is imperative that these metal oxides be cost-effective with low attrition and possess high redox reactivity and structural/chemical stability.

  • Visible-Range Sunlight Drives CO2 Reduction Process for Cheaper Syngas

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    Background: The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing a method for photocatalytically reducing CO2 to CO at unprecedented reaction rates. Technology Description: In a reverse water gas shift reaction CO2 is reduced to water and carbon monoxide (CO). The CO generated by this reaction is a key component in synthesis gas also called syngas which can be converted to liquid fuels using existing technologies. This endothermic reaction must be driven by outside energy.

  • Reducing CO2 emissions and increasing energy efficiency

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    Producing synthetic fuel from CO2 using renewable heat sources - NewCO2Fuels (NCF) is developing an innovative cost competitive self-sufficient system to produce fuel from CO2 and renewable energy. The core technology is a high temperature driven CO2 and water dissociation process which produces syngas (mixture of CO and H2 from which different synthetic fuels can be produced. NCF innovative and modular product converts CO2 and H2O into syngas (a mixture of CO and H2) using high temperature heat as the single source of energy to drive the process.

  • Affordable Hydrogen Production from an Efficient Solar Reactor

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    Background: The solar thermochemical reactor represents a major advance in technology that provides a revolutionary and transformational approach using abundant solar resources to produce hydrogen. The thermochemical reaction produces hydrogen using concentrated solar energy as the main energy source and water and carbon dioxide as the feedstock. This reaction recycles carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide which is a component of syngas. The solar reactor uses concentric cylinders for effective heat recuperation while simultaneously conducting the reduction and oxidation reactions.