A novel methodological approach for achieving $/MWh cost reduction of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) processes

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Title: A novel methodological approach for achieving $/MWh cost reduction of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) processes
Authors: Cabral, R
Mac Dowell, N
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Carbon capture and storage is widely recognised as essential for the cost effective decarbonisation of the power and industrial sectors. However its capital and operating costs remain a barrier to deployment, with significant reduction in the cost per unit of decarbonised product considered vital. In the context of power generation, this is best expressed in terms of cost per MWh of electricity generated. To achieve a meaningful reduction in the cost of low carbon electricity, capital costs must also be reduced. Thus, this work presents a novel approach for identifying system improvements via a combination of process integration and intensification based on minimisation of thermodynamic losses. Application of this methodology to an oxy-combustion CCS process led to a 3% increase of net efficiency and a 13% reduction of £/MWh of electricity.
Issue Date: 9-Aug-2017
Date of Acceptance: 2-Aug-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50397
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.003
ISSN: 1872-9118
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 529
End Page: 539
Journal / Book Title: Applied Energy
Volume: 205
Copyright Statement: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Funder's Grant Number: EP/M001369/1
UKCCSRC 2017 Partner
Keywords: 09 Engineering
14 Economics
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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