In our operations today, Air Products has experience with the capture of CO2 from natural gas reforming and we continue to work on incremental and step change improvements.
One example is our work with the novel precombustion decarbonisation technology referred to as the Sorption Enhanced Water Gas Shift process (SEWGS).
SEWGS is attractive for de-carbonising gas turbine fuel, and hence provides opportunities for power generation with minimal CO2 emissions, high power efficiency and a potentially lower cost of capturing CO2 for storage. This SEWGS process development is an integral part of the CACHET project coordinated by BP. For more information, please visit www.cachetco2.eu/overview/sp1.html.
Process development for SEWGS is a joint effort of Air Products and Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) with support from a number of oil companies. This development is an integral part of CACHET, a collaboration project coordinated by BP comprised of research institutions, universities, energy companies, engineering agencies and manufacturers from the EU Member States, USA, Canada, China and Brazil. For more information, please visit www.cachetco2.eu/overview/sp1.html.
A major milestone was reached in the SEWGS programme in December with the commissioning of a continuous operating unit. The unit will generate process data to assess commercial-scale performance and to facilitate design of a SEWGS demonstration unit, the second phase of CACHET.