Integration of carbon capture with renewable energy in power generation and steel manufacturing

Conference Dates

May 22-26, 2017


The recent Paris Climate Conference (December 2015) highlighted the global agreement and commitment to the lowering of anthropogenic atmospheric emissions. Industrial processes such as power generation and steel manufacturing can play important roles in the adaptation going forward, particularly as they evolve via integration with carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies. Further integration with renewable energy presents added opportunities to lower the dreaded energy penalty introduced by the carbon capture operation. This paper reviews and analyses renewable energy integration with carbon capture to identify the exact nature of the presented synergies. To demonstrate the merits of renewable energy integration in carbon capture, a model-based analysis is done for a coal-fired power plant and separately for a steel plant, both located in Australia. Design, process integration, operability and cost issues are considered and discussed. Finally, a look forward towards future energy transitions aided by this renewable integration is presented.

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