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EPSRC Reference: EP/I010912/1
Title: Multi-scale evaluation of advanced technologies for capturing the CO2: chemical looping applied to solid fuels.
Principal Investigator: Scott, Dr SA
Other Investigators:
Kumar, Professor P Snape, Professor CE Drage, Dr T
Dennis, Professor J Fennell, Dr P
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Department: Engineering
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 April 2011 Ends: 30 September 2014 Value (£): 578,218
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Carbon Capture & Storage Coal Technology
Combustion Design of Process systems
Reactor Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
03 Sep 2010 UK- China Res Projects in Carbon Capture/Storage Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Chemical looping combustion is one way of using a solid fuel such as coal, which is able to capture the CO2 without the energy penalty usually associated with carbon capture. However, this is a relatively new technology, and its application on a full scale system is relatively risky, due to uncertainties in the potential performance, overall cost and robustness of the system. Here this is addressed in a systematic, multiscale approach, which considers the detailed behaviour of the solid oxygen carriers, through to the systems level integration into a power station and energy grid. Another objective is to share knowledge and build a sustainable collaboration between the Chinese and UK groups, and enhance post-graduate training in this field. Consequently, the proposal is based around project studentships (7 in total, 2 at CU, 1 at SU, 1 at IC, 2 at TU and 1 at SE). Students will be exchanged between the UK and Chinese groups for extended periods, and will work as embedded researchers, benefiting from the experience of the hosting group and PI, and facilitating knowledge transfer between the groups.
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