Innovative oxygen carriers uplifting chemical-looping combustion,Chemical-looping combustion, natural gas, integrated project, oxygen carrier development
Paper i proceeding, 2014

This paper reports on the main results of the EU-financed project INNOCUOUS (Innovative Oxygen Carriers Uplifting Chemical-Looping Combustion). The project follows a series of successful projects with the aim of developing chemical-looping combustion (CLC) with gaseous fuels rich in methane. The project has included a wide range of experimental and modelling tasks, which included i) extensive screening of spray-dried and impregnated oxygen carriers, ii) production of impregnated and spray-dried oxygen carriers at >100 kg scale, iii) operation of several oxygen carriers at industrial conditions up to 120 kW scale and iv) techno-economic study of the next-scale CLC. One area of focus in the project has been the search for viable oxygen carriers which have low or no Ni. A large portfolio of interesting metal oxide systems has been found. Two oxygen carriers of CaMnxTiyMg1-x-yO3 were successfully produced in larger amounts by spray-drying and an oxygen carrier of Fe2O3/Al2O3 was produced in similar quantity using impregnation. The Ca-based material showed excellent behavior in a 10 kW and 120 kW unit, where complete combustion was achieved. With respect to the aim of replacing the bench-mark Ni-based material the project was thus very successful, as complete combustion has never been achieved in these units using Ni-based material.

integrated project

oxygen carrier development

natural gas

Chemical-looping combustion


Tobias Mattisson

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Juan Adánez

CSIC - Instituto de Carboquimica (ICB)

K. Mayer

Technische Universität Wien

Frans Snijkers

Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)

G. Williams

Johnson Matthey

E. Wesker

Royal Dutch Shell

O. Bertsch

Josef Bertsch Gesellschaft M.B.H & Co

Anders Lyngfelt

Chalmers, Energi och miljö, Energiteknik

Energy Procedia: 12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT 2014; University of Texas at AustinAustin; United States; 5 October 2014 through 9 October 2014

1876-6102 (ISSN)

Vol. 63 113-130





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