Modular Catalytic Desulfurization Units for Sour Gas Sweetening

This project focuses on overcoming manufacturing and supply chain issues associated with a much needed modular technology solution in the gas processing sector. The team will look to take an existing technology for sour gas cleanup (processing scale on order of 1T/day sulfur or 1MMSCFD gas processed) and look to improve benefit vs cost through pilot testing to improve performance and manufacturing design/analysis to determine highest leverage cost reduction steps. The resulting technology will be piloted in a field test to confirm economic assessments.

Investigators

Paul Dimick
General Manager

Focus Areas

Date approved

November 01, 2017
Current TRL
5

Development and Demonstration of Novel Thermal Technologies for Enhanced Air-Side and Two-Phase Performance of CPI-Relevant Heat Exchangers

The STARS technology offers a new and unique means for converting solar energy into chemical energy. The STARS technology is inherently modular and relies on process intensification to channel point source solar heat into an onboard reactor. Scale up of STARS technology is achieved by “numbering up” since each STARS unit is based on a single parabolic dish concentrator with integrated reactor for conversion of solar to chemical energy stored in synthetic gas or liquid fuels.

Investigators

Ari Glezer

Focus Areas

Current TRL
3

Manufacturing Supply Chain Development for the STARS Technology Modular Solar-Thermochemical Conversion Platform

This project is looking to address the primary challenge we see in the module manufacturing space – how we can significantly improve the Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) of a high Technical Readiness Level (TRL) technology to open the door for broad deployment. In particular, the team at PNNL and OSU is carrying out a cost/manufacturability study on the piloted STARS technology for solar steam methane reforming.

Investigators

Brian Paul

Partner Organizations

Oregon State University

Focus Areas

Date approved

April 01, 2017
Current TRL
6