Company/Alliance: First Energy, Powerspan, Ohio Coal Development Office
Location: First Energy Burger Power Plant, Shadyside, Ohio, USA
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