The main objective of DemoCLOCK is to demonstrate the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of implementing packed bed Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) in large-scale power plants. A medium sized (500 kW) fixed bed reactor will be designed, built and operated in integration with an existing IGCC power plant. The packed bed CLC will be used to convert gasified solid hydrocarbons (syngas) to energy at high temperature and pressure. The use of this energy is not the focus of this demonstration unit. In this way, the packed bed reactor technology opens up the possibility of using multiple fuels (e.g. coal, petcoke and biomass).
The potential of this technology will be demonstrated through the following main topics