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BIGCO2 – CO2 Management Technologies for Future Power Generation

BIGCO2 – CO2 Management Technologies for Future Power Generation

BIGCO2 aimed at developing sustainable power generation technologies based on CO2 capture and safe underground storage.

Emphasis was placed on knowledge pertaining to viable solutions for:

  • CO2 capture
  • CO2 chain analyses
  • Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery (EOGR) with CO2 and geological storage of the CO2

High temperature membranes

  • Fabrication and sealing technology for ceramic high temperature oxygen transport membranes (OTM)
  • Production of membrane modules for oxygen

Post-combustion CO2 capture

  • Calorimetric measurements of equilibrium constants
  • Computational chemistry
  • Dynamic modelling and simulations of post-combustion absorption systems

Pressurised combustion of enriched fuels

  • Novel laminar flame speed experiments
  • Numerical simulations of combustion instabilities in a variable cross-section geometry
  • Developing a new and improved flame model for attached flames

Power cycle integration

  • Benchmarking methodology developed for CO2 capture processes
  • Parametric study to investigate the interdependencies and trade-offs in thermal power production with MEA-based CO2 post-combustion capture and compression

CO2 chain analyses

  • Provide a consistent and transparent methodology for the analysis of CO2 chains illustrating governing mechanisms and dependencies
  • Developing a common framework and modelling tools
  • Carry out relevant case studies

Enhanced oil and gas recovery with CO2 and safe underground storage of CO2

  • Theoretical description of the stability of the diffusive boundary layer between a CO2 gas cap in a saline aquifer and the water column below
  • History matching CO2 EOR laboratory experiments
  • CO2-flooding of fractured chalk cores

Chemical Looping Combustion - BIGCLC

  • Building the world's largest CLC reactor ready for pressurisation
  • A second generation 150 kWth CLC reactor design based on industrial circulating fluidised bed solutions
  • Development of reactor modelling tools
  • Development of oxide carrier materials

Project partners:

R&D providers

  • SINTEF Energy Research
  • SINTEF Materials and Chemistry
  • SINTEF Petroleum Research
  • • NTNU
    • Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology
    • Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
  • University of Oslo
  • CICERO
  • Deutches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt - DLR
  • Technische Universität Munchen -TUM

Industrial consortium

  • Aker Clean Carbon
  • GE Global Research
  • Statkraft Development AS
  • Statoil
  • ALSTOM
  • Shell Technology Norway AS
  • Conoco Phillips Norway
  • TOTAL

Presentations and Scientific Publications:

BIGCO2 R&D Platform: Closing the Knowledge Gaps of the CO2 Chain

 
Task B "Vapor Liquid Equlibria in Water-Alkanolamine Solutions"
Kim I., Schønning M., Svenden F.H., "Vapor Liquid Equlibria in Water-Alkanolamine Solutions", Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway

“Modular CO2 Process Simulator” 
Dorao C.A., Tobiesen F.A. Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway

"Ebulliometric determination of Vapour-Liquid equilibria for pure alkanolamines and their aqueous solutions", Inna Kim, Hallvard Svendsen: 11th meeting of the international Post Combustion CO2 capture network, Vienna May 20-21, 2008.

Task C

 

"Modellingthermo-acoustic instabilities in an oxy-fuel premixed burner"
Haugen N.E., Langørgen Ø., Sannan S., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
"Chemical Kinetics of the Reactions Involved in Combustion of H2 at Gas-Turbine Conditions"
Sellevåg S.R., Georgievskii Y., Miller J.A., Poster presentation at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 - 17, Trondheim, Norway
"Control-relevant Modelling and Linear Analysis of Instabilities in Oxy-fuel Combustion"
Snarheim D., Imsland L., Foss B.A.,
"Modeling Molecular Mixing in Turbulent Reacting Flows"
Weydahl T., Sannan S., Gran I.R., Kerstein A.R., 2007, In Proceedings from European Combustion Meeting, April 2007, Chania, Crete.
"Thermo-acoustic Instabilities in a CO2 Diluted Oxy-Fuel Combustor"
Ditaranto M., Hals J., 2nd IEAGHG Oxy-Fuel Workshop, January 25th-26th, 2007
Task D "STATE ESTIMATION OF SOFC/GT HYBRID SYSTEM USING UKF"
Kandepu R., Huang B., Foss B., Imsland L.,
"Chemical Looping Combustion of Natural Gas with CO2 Capture: Macroscopic Fluid Dynamics Analysis"
Grimsmo A., L., Jakobsen J.P., Bakken J., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
"Gas conditioning - The interface between CO2 capture and transport"
Aspelund A., Jordal K., International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 1(2007) 343 – 354
"Benchmarking of powercycles with CO2 capture"
Jordal K., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway

"Dynamic modeling and simulation of a CO2 absorber column for post-combustion CO2 capture." Kvamsdal, H.M., Jakobsen, J.P., Hoff, K.A., 2008, Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification  

Task E "CO2 Value Chain Analysis"
Nordbø Ø., Jakobsen J.P., Nilsen Ø., BarrioM., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
Task F "Modelling and simulation of CO2 leakage mechanisms from geological storage"
Georgescu S., Grimstad A.A., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
"EOR and CO2 disposal – economic and capacity potential in the North Sea"
Holt T., Lindeberg E., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
"What geological CO2 storage quality is required?"
Torvanger A., Fuglestvedt J., Skeie R., Rive N., Rypdal K., Lindeberg E., Grimstad A.A., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
"Carbon capture and storage and storage in UNFCCC", A. Torvanger, 2008: Presentation at Workshop on legal issues related to CCS, Oslo , 8. February 2008.
"CS in the IPCC Guidelines", Presentation at Workshop on legal issues related to CCS", K. Rypdal, 2008:Oslo , 8. February 2008.
Task G "Development of new CLC processes for natural gas"
Bennetsen J., Dahl I.M., Larring Y., Bakken E., Blom R., Presented at The 4th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage, October 16 -17 2007, Trondheim, Norway
Published 11 August 2014
Senior Project Manager

Project duration

2007 - 2017

Project funding

2007 – 2011: (130 MNOK) 16M€

Approximately 75% funded by The Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet) and Gassnova under the national programme CLIMIT, and 25% funded by industry

BIGCO2 Final Report