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Burger Project Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: First Energy, Powerspan, Ohio Coal Development Office

Location: First Energy Burger Power Plant, Shadyside, Ohio, USA

Feedstock: Coal

Size: 1 MW

Capture Technology: Post-combustion

CO2 Fate: Vented to the atmosphere

Timing: Start date (2008); Completion (2010)

Scale up: None


To test Powerspan's ECO2 capture technology at 1 MW


The 1 MW plant captured 20T CO2/Day at a 90% efficiency rate. The flue gas was drawn from Powerspan's existing 50 MW ECO unit built at the site in 2004 as a test CO2 capture plant with fertilizer production and operated until 2010.
Worley-Parsons Group Inc. conducted a detailed assessment in August 2010 of the design, operation, and performance of the plant and evaluated the technology’s readiness for commercial deployment on existing coal-fired electric power plants (200 MW and larger units) based on the pilot facility results. The results show that capture was cheaper than expected.

Project Link: Powerspan's Burger Web Page

Other Sources and Press Release:
Worley Parsons analysis cheaper than expected (August 2010)
Worley Parson's independent analysis of ECO2 power unit (2010)
Powerspan home page
First Energy home page