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 Central Michigan UniversityGoksel N. Demirer Academic Bioenergy We have investigated nutrient removal from wastewater and CO2 removal from flue gas by microalgal cultures and valorizing microalgal biomass through biogas production.
Below sample publications indicate our interest and capabilities:

Çaylı D., Uludag-Demirer S., and Demirer G.N., 2018. Coupled nutrient removal from the wastewater and CO2 biofixation from the flue gas of iron and steel manufacturing, Int. J. Global Warming, Vol. 16, No. 2, 148–161.

Ülgüdür N., Ergüder T.H., Demirer G.N., 2019. Simultaneous dissolution and uptake of nutrients in microalgal treatment of the secondarily treated digestate, Algal Research, 43, 101633, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2019.101633

Calicioglu O. and Demirer G.N., 2019. Carbon-to-nitrogen and substrate-to-inoculum ratio adjustments can improve co-digestion performance of microalgal biomass obtained from domestic wastewater treatment, Environmental Technology, Vol. 40, No: 5, 614–624.

Çalıcıoğlu Ö. and Demirer G.N., 2016. Biogas production from waste microalgal biomass obtained from nutrient removal of domestic wastewater, Waste and Biomass Valorization, Vol. 7, No: 6, 1397–1408.

Dogan-Subasi E. And Demirer G.N., 2016. Anaerobic digestion of microalgal (Chlorella vulgaris) biomass as a source of biogas and biofertilizer, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, Vol. 35, No: 4, 936-941.
Website: https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/se/Engi_Tech/fac_staff/Pages/Goksel-Demirer.aspx

Email: demir1g@cmich.edu

Phone: 989-774-2456

Address: Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858, United States
MI
 Alecsy Labs, LLCJoe Hagerty Small Business Other Energy Technologies Alecsy Labs specializes in RF & microwave technology: we are developing tech for the nascent field of Plasma-Chemistry applied to carbon capture as an alternative to thermo-, electro-, and photo-chemical techniques for CO2 processing.

Our goal is to facilitate commercial-scale use of plasma-chemistry based on established high-power microwave hardware techniques offering benefits along cost, scale, resource efficiency and system flexibility. Our team has a track-record of developing microwave plasma systems for applications such as CO2 lasers and advanced plasma lighting.

We are interested in teaming with plasma-chemistry technologists and carbon capture system developers towards proof-of-concept of economic and practical advantages. Alecsy Labs offers a team with 45-years experience in high-power microwave systems, test and measurement and concept/product development.
Website: NA

Email: joseph.hagerty@gmail.com

Phone: 512-228-9225

Address: 3301 Burke Ave, Ste 210, Seattle, WA, 98103, United States
WA
 PRAEMAT L.L.C.Robert DeJaco Small Business Other Energy Technologies Expert in developing and implementing customized software tools for predicting the performance of advanced materials in separation processes. Customized software tools allow for better performance at lower cost than generic commercial simulators.

Specific experience with membranes for gas separation (i.e., CO2 capture)
Website: https://github.com/dejac001

Email: dejacorobert@gmail.com

Phone: 6145793033

Address: 736 11th St NE, Unit 1, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
DC
 University of OklahomaPejman Kazempoor Academic Other Energy Technologies Joined OU after several years working for GE Global Research and Baker Hughes companies. A proven track record for commercializing new technologies.Very interested in CO2 capture and separation technologies based on electrochemical and membrane processes. Expert in developing techno-economic and dynamic models in various tools including gPROMS software.
Website: http://www.ou.edu/coe/ame/people/kazempoor

Email: pkazempoor@ou.edu

Phone: 405-325-7885

Address: 865 ASP Ave. Room 238, Felgar Ha, Norman, OK, 73019, United States
OK
 PARC, a Xerox CompanyMahati Chintapalli Large Business Other Energy Technologies Area of Technical Expertise:
1. Tech-to-market expertise in a wide range of fields as a research and co-development facility for Xerox, commercial clients, and government sponsors
2. Planning and optimization to solve complex combinatorial optimization problems.
3. Novel efficient spray technologies to atomize non-Newtonian and viscous materials.
4. CO2 separation technologies based on electrochemical and membrane processes.

Brief Description of Capabilities:

1. PARC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Xerox Corporation, is a world-leading research and co-development lab that brings new, disruptive technologies to market. In addition to the work we do for Xerox, we partner with commercial clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies, as well as government sponsors including EERE, ARPA-E, DARPA, ONR, and NASA with applications in cyber-physical systems, design, analytics, materials, and energy. One significant differentiator of PARC from other multi-disciplinary research centers is our explicit focus and experience in scaling research demonstrations to industrial-scale products. Over its history, PARC has transferred numerous technologies to commercial partners. PARC’s in-house business development and licensing organizations are fully dedicated to achieving this outcome.
2. Planning and Optimization competencies: PARC has a long history of working on planning problems of interest to the DoD (military planning) and commercial industry (advanced manufacturing, smart factory). We have developed advanced AI tools (e.g., SAT solvers, constraint programming methods, MILPs) to solve difficult combinatorial optimization problems with application to manufacturing, energy systems and other large-scale distributed systems. PARC also has expertise in developing scalable solution methods and bounded heuristics for large-scale sequential decision making and stochastic resource allocation problems. We have successfully implemented these methods for commercial clients in transportation (rail infrastructure), energy (wind turbines) and advanced manufacturing.
3. Spray technologies: PARC has developed technology for atomizing viscous and non-Newtonian liquids for a broad range of applications. The technology has been demonstrated in several prototypes tailored to different applications, and for a broad range of materials, with viscosities up to 105 cP.
4. Electrochemical CO2 separation: PARC has worked on early stage concepts in CO2 separations for direc
Website: https://www.parc.com/

Email: mchintap@parc.com

Phone: 6508124437

Address: 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, United States
CA
 Merrill Rusling, LLCEleanor Rusling Small Business Other Energy Technologies Business development, licensing, program management and commercialization company with experience in high efficiency, near Zero emission power systems. Fundamental patents and know-how coming from a >$100 million corporate R&D program - with specific architectures which are suitable for CO2 capture, utilization and sequestration.

Women owned business with connections to economic development and investors. Interested in providing IP, program management services, technology to market consulting, and commercialization facilities for a winning proposal team.

Access to a network of skilled and highly experienced scientists, engineers and technicians to design, prototype, test and integrate key elements of the system.
Website: www.merrillrusling.com

Email: emr@merrillrusling.com

Phone: 5858492716

Address: 29 Split Rock Road, Pittsford, NY, 14534, United States
NY
 Sustainable Green Power Technologies[http://www.sgptde.com/newcosteffectiveemissioncapturetechnology/]Prof. Dilip K. De Individual Other Energy Technologies Prof. Dilip K. De and Engr. Idowu B. Oduniyi have come up with a complete design of the equipment, with dimensions, protection etc. and detailed methodologies (step by step) to capture 100% of CO2, NOx and SOx and the acid vapors, part of mercury vapor using no chemical/reagent but fixed amount of water (US patent application 15915007). Our new and novel cryogenic method employs the following novel features over the existing ones to reduce the capture cost drastically to -$8 to $8 (excluding labor) per ton of CO2 and the associated components captured (US patent application 15915007).
1. After separation of soot, VOCs, fly ashes from flue gas, the flue gas is subjected to successive compression using 15 compressors and cooling after each compression in special heat exchangers of type I (for components with b.pt above 0 C) and type (II) for components with b.pt below 0 C and rapid capture of condensed components in special condensers.
2. Initial cooling of flue gas and utilization of heat of the flue gas (assuming temperature in the range 225 - 250 C) for auxiliary power generation. The generated power is used in combination with power from the main power plant to compress the flue gas.
3. The flue gas after separation of CO2, is at low temperature and compressed. This compressed flue gas is expanded by three turbines. The turbine expansions condense N2O, NO and CO. Finally, the flue gas after the third turbine expansion reaches temperature -194 to -195 C and contains mostly N2.
4. This cold nitrogen gas is pumped in reverse direction to cool the heat exchanger and condensers including the condenser for auxiliary power generation. The work output received from turbine expansions also is used to supply energy to the compressors. Detailed thermodynamic analyses of the whole processes show that we can capture CO2 from coal power plant at an energy cost of 235 MJ ($8 at per ton of CO2 captured along with the associated components; at $0.12/kWh). If the flue gas is from a natural gas plant, then the capture is profitable with -237 MJ/ton of CO2 captured. The negative sign means that the auxiliary power generated is enough to capture the entire CO2 and other components and it will leave an extra power for the natural gas power plant. The captured products have large industrial applications for the capture to be profitable for industries. These products can be stored at low cost much easily than gaseous CO2 captured by existing technology.
DKDE-8176595468.
Website: www.sgptde.com

Email: dilip.dedr@gmail.com

Phone: 8176595468

Address: 1100 Chute One CT, Mansfield, TX, 76063, United States
TX
 Mosaic MaterialsThomas McDonald Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Mosaic Materials is a Bay Area-based startup developing advanced porous solids, commonly known as metal-organic frameworks or MOFs, to remove CO2 from nearly any gas mixture, including power plant flue gases and air. Our technology is based on a breakthrough class of materials discovered at the University of California, Berkeley, and licensed to Mosaic Materials. Our adsorbent technology is distinguished by its step-change adsorption-desorption behavior that results from a cooperative adsorption process (see DOI: 10.1038/nature14327). Mosaic can optimize the adsorption characteristics of the materials to optimize them for nearly any CO2 challenge. For direct air capture, our technology can drastically increase the CO2 capacity of current systems, reducing CapEx and OpEx significantly. For post-combustion capture, our technology unlocks new process possibilities.

Mosaic Materials can currently manufacture kilograms of our proprietary materials per week and is working towards ton scale production. We are interested in teaming for FLECCS calls related to solid adsorbent based systems.
Website: mosaicmaterials.com

Email: tmcdonald@mosaicmaterials.com

Phone: 3035789567

Address: 965 Atlantic Ave, Alameda, CA, 94501, United States
CA
 Liquid Ion Solutions LLCHunaid Nulwala Small Business Other Energy Technologies Liquid Ion Solutions LLC is a lab-to-market leader for the development of the advanced materials in carbon capture and utilization. We are focused on taking innovations to the market. We understand the role of carbon based technologies in very near future. This has allowed us to develop focus on addressing this challenge. LIS is looking to form and establish strategic partnerships with larger companies that minimize development and deployment time. We are designing products mindfully to ensure they are cost competitive and have a true impact.

The LIS core team comprises of cross-disciplinary individuals and industry professionals with deep technical expertise, and a proven track record for commercializing new technologies.

LIS team has done extensive work on carbon capture technologies. Our CEO and COO both have worked in this space for a long time and own multiple patents. They have a proven track record to developed new materials which have shown that they out-perform current technologies.

LIS is seeking engineering; systems analysis and scale-up partners. Specifically, we are looking for partners who can provide in-depth understanding on the impact of viscosity reducing additives for non-aqueous amines. These additives, which we have developed are showing excellent reduction in viscosity in non-aqueous systems. Low heat generation; low corrosion and low heat of vaporization which offers major advantage over lowering the total cost of CO2 separation.
Website: www.liq-ion.com

Email: info@liq-ion.com

Phone: 4125643289

Address: 1816 parkway view drive, pittsburgh, PA, 15205, United States
PA
 Southwest Research InstituteTim Allison Non-Profit Other Energy Technologies Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is located in San Antonio, TX. Founded in 1947, SwRI is one of the oldest and largest independent non-profit applied research and development organizations in the United States. SwRI has over two million square feet of lab space, fabrication centers, materials evaluation, and testing facilities on-site in San Antonio with over 2500 employees. SwRI has multiple turbomachinery labs and operates three closed loop test facilities, including hydrocarbon, CO2, and air loops at power/pressure/temperatures up to 10 MWe, 400 bar, and 715 degrees Celsius.

SwRI has developed advanced energy technologies for over 60 years including advanced power cycles for a wide range fossil/renewable sources and thermal-mechanical-chemical energy storage. Relevant capabilities include CO2 compression for CCS, membrane technologies, cycle / system analysis, machineryheat exchanger technologies, component/prototype/plant design, prototype fabrication/testing, and pilot plant development and operation.
Website: https://www.swri.org/

Email: tim.allison@swri.org

Phone: 2105223561

Address: 6220 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78238, United States
TX
 Xologies IncorporatedJeremy L Perando Small Business Other Energy Technologies While going to college i worked via an Electrical Engineer apprenticeship with CONSOL energy. This certified me for working underground and I got my first look at drives and high voltage systems. With my newly found wealth working in the mines, i found the next 4 years in general labor underground in the coal mines. For the last two years of those 4 I was enrolled in a computer tech school completing my degree. I took job placement from there with Adelphia Communications where I got to work at corporate doing technical phone support while watching the broadband base grow from to 50 cities to 50000 cities. I wanted to get back closer to home and bid on a job at a local office where after a couple years Adelphia went bankrupt and i moved into temp work for COVAD communications doing backend phone support for T1 and T3 business lines. From there I took a permanent job working for BEITZEL corporation, a construction company in Garrett County MD. They were at a unique crossroads where mining safety regulation and technology smashed together. Being that I was already a certified miner and had spent the last 4 years in the tech field, I was able to help substantially in the Automation department. After a couple years Beitzel Corp formed Pillar Innovations where i assisted with building the department where i became manager of the automation and atmospheric monitoring product manager. After 9 years i was ask to start an automation department for an electrical contractor startup. Here I was responsible for entire coal preparation plant programming and SCADA systems. This lasted for a year where we started up one entire plant and some train loadouts. After the mining industry started to decline, CLINE Industires was still adding onto their coal plants as planned so all the work was moving to Illinois. At this point I started my business, Xologies Incorporated. Six years in and i can say that finding the right employee is the most difficult part of what a business owner does. Currently we support chemical and control systems using primarily Rockwell Software and Allen Bradley hardware. We also do custom robotics with ARM processors using PYTHON and web interfaces. Best asset is problem solving followed by intercommunication of old and new tech. Process control and control systems in general, just make sense to me. I also coach 2 FIRST robotics tech challenge teams and mentor on other teams.
Website: www.xologies.com

Email: jperando@xologies.com

Phone: 3046123788

Address: PO Box 102, Accident, MD, 21520, United States
MD
 National Renewable Energy LabEvan Reznicek Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Our background and capabilities are primarily in techno-economic systems analysis of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and infrastructure. We have expertise in low temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers, hydrogen storage and production, steam methane reforming, hybrid solid oxide fuel cell systems, reversible solid oxide cell systems, power-to-gas and gas-to-power systems, supercritical carbon dioxide cycles, transportation fuels and infrastructure, and general knowledge of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration processes and technologies. Our skills and capabilities include techno-economic analysis, geospatial and temporal systems analysis, supply-chain optimization, design and dispatch optimization, process systems modeling, and dynamic simulation. Our interests in this RFI primarily pertain to electrochemical technologies that can provide multiple value streams including electricity, heat, and hydrogen or other synthetic fuels. Technical concepts of interest to us that relate to this RFI include low temperature fuel cells with steam-methane reforming and carbon capture, reversible high-temperature carbonaceous fuel cell systems, power-to-gas and gas-to-power systems with carbon utilization and/or sequestration, and hydrogen or synthetic natural gas production for grid electricity or transportation applications.
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/hydrogen/systems-analysis.html

Email: Evan.Reznicek@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-384-6894

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 Lamar UniversityDaniel H. Chen Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Super-critical CO2 power cycle; Air Separation Unit; Static/Dynamic Process Modeling; Optimization; Data Analytics for Advanced Process Control; Flare Minimization; Flare Modeling
Website: https://www.lamar.edu/engineering/chemical/faculty/daniel-chen/index.html

Email: daniel.chen@lamar.edu

Phone: 4096589290

Address: Lucas Bldg. Rm. 102, PO Box 10053, Beaumont, TX, 77710, United States
TX
 National Renewable Energy LabPaul Fleming Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Paul Fleming is the principal investigator for wind energy controls within the National Wind Technology Center. His recent research focuses on wind farm control, and especially wake control. Past research topics include active power control for grid support from wind energy, control of floating turbines, and advanced turbine control systems.
Website: https://www.nrel.gov/research/paul-fleming.html

Email: paul.fleming@nrel.gov

Phone: 303-384-6918

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
CO
 Dioxide MaterialsRich Masel Small Business Other Energy Technologies Dioxide Materials™ is well acquainted with the ARPA-E system. We have two ARPA-E projects: “Energy Efficient Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 into Useful Products” where we made polymer membranes and electrolyzers for CO2 electrolysis and “High Efficiency Alkaline Water Electrolyzers For Grid Scale Energy Storage” where we developed alkaline membranes for water electrolyzers. Both projects were successful and were highlighted during the ARPA-E summit. The projects were funded under OPEN2012 and OPEN2015 and were co-horted with the REFUEL portfolio developing carbon neutral liquid fuels (CNLFs). We have also been funded by DOE and NASA for chemical conversion technologies.
As a result, we have expertise in several areas related to this funding opportunity including: electrochemistry; materials chemistry; electrocatalysis; chemical engineering including reactor design; electrochemical cell and stack design; CO2 and other gas separation techniques; process engineering; techno-economic modeling; system integration; and manufacturing scale-up of membranes. We have capabilities in roll-to-roll manufacturing of membranes as well as a multitude of electrochemical testing stations for long term and cycle testing of cells and stacks ranging up to multi-kW for thousands of hours.
Dioxide Materials™ would like to offer our expertise, in membrane development, separations and CCUS technologies as well as working with ARPA-E to other teams. We are looking to partner with teams that need help in any of these areas. We would be happy to participate as a subcontractor.
Website: http://www.dioxidematerials.com

Email: rich.masel@dioxidematerials.com

Phone: 2172391400

Address: 3998 FAU Boulevard, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL, 33134, United States
FL
 Siemens Corporation, Corporate TechnologyKeryl Cosenzo Large Business Other Energy Technologies Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of several world-class central research and development labs within Siemens Corporate Technology. Our hundreds of research scientists and software engineers provide technological solutions to the global family of Siemens’ businesses. We have past and ongoing projects with federal agencies, including ARPA-E, DOE, and DARPA in topics aligned with FLECCS.

Areas of expertise are as follows:
- Contributors on DOE project, “Integrated Electrochemical Processes for CO 2 Capture and Conversion to Commodity Chemicals” (https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1301905); evaluating and comparing the environmental impacts and Life Cycle Costing Analysis of the novel carbon capture (E-MAR) and chemical conversion prototype technology
- Experience in developing linear and nonlinear model based control solutions for chemical process industries, advanced process optimization solutions, development of numerical models to predict NOx emissions for Gas Turbine (GT) engines and its model based control algorithms
- Demonstrated experience developing and deploying state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms on real-time industrial control systems across a variety of application domains (e.g., autonomous vehicles, manufacturing robotics, power systems, etc.)
- An established record of developing advanced diagnostics and prognostics capabilities, which leverage historical data, operational records, and domain expertise in order to identify and anticipate operational regimes and states of complex systems
- Signal processing and time-series forecasting
- Machine learning, deep perception networks, probabilistic reasoning, and reinforcement learning
- Feedback control and optimization of process parameters
Website: https://new.siemens.com/global/en/company/innovation/corporate-technology.html

Email: keryl.cosenzo@siemens.com

Phone: 609-216-3853

Address: 755 College Road East, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States
NJ
 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignJames T Allison Academic Other Energy Technologies My expertise is in quantitative system design methods that can be applied to a wide range of engineering applications, including 1) methods based on numerical optimization, machine learning, and physics-based models, 2) methods for the integrated design of physical systems and their controllers (also known as control co-design, or CCD), and 3) efficient methods for navigating complex topological design spaces, such as system architecture or process configuration design problems (especially those requiring numerical simulation for design performance comparison). Energy sustainability has been a core application focus of my research group (the Engineering System Design Laboratory, or ESDL), including upcoming projects funded by the ARPA-E ATLANTIS program, which focuses on using CCD to reduce floating offshore wind energy cost. A core area of ESDL expertise is direct optimal control, which is particularly important for process design, such as chemical processes or the more complex processes involved in CCS systems.

Over most of the last decade, the ESDL has been a leading contributor to the creation, analysis, dissemination, and application of CCD and topological system design methods. In particular, the ESDL has world-class expertise in the areas required to help teams utilize "advanced optimization techniques that allow for a wide range of process configurations and design and operational variables to be considered in a computationally-efficient manner", as detailed in RFI-0000041. I am interested in working with one or more teams on projects where advanced design optimization methods play an important role in creating new levels of capability for FLECCS. In addition to CCD and topological process design methods, other potential strategies for transforming FLECCS capabilities via advanced design methods (within ESDL expertise) could include 1) design methods tailored for reconfigurable/flexible systems, 2) multi-level and multi-scale design methods, including multi-scale material design, 3) multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) strategies, 4) adaptive surrogate modeling, and 5) generative design methods. Successful application of design automation methods will require predictive modeling capabilities for candidate system designs. If high-accuracy models are not available, lower-fidelity models coupled with efficient design exploration tools can provide tremendous value at early design phases to narrow the search space.
Website: http://systemdesign.illinois.edu

Email: jtalliso@illinois.edu

Phone: 2172444319

Address: 101 E MCHENRY ST, URBANA, IL, 61801-6630, United States
IL
 Trimeric CorporationKatherine Dombrowski Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Trimeric is one of the world’s leading process engineering experts in CO2 capture, processing, and compression, with involvement in dozens of carbon capture, purification, and/or storage projects. Trimeric has experience working with producers and users of CO2, including power plants, oil and gas producers, food and beverage industry suppliers, refiners, chemical plants, etc.

Trimeric works with an extensive network of vendors, technology providers, and end-users. Trimeric is a small business that is not aligned directly or indirectly with any technology or equipment vendors. Our services include process modeling and optimization; technical and economic feasibility studies; contract R&D; development of process flow diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams; equipment sizing, selection, and procurement; process controls and procedures development; troubleshooting; and process hazard analysis.
Website: www.trimeric.com

Email: Katherine.Dombrowski@trimeric.com

Phone: 512-295-8118

Address: PO Box 826, Buda, TX, 78610, United States
TX
 Materials Research LLCAnoop Nagar Small Business Other Energy Technologies I have led DOE funded programs on CO2 capture from from high pressure gas streams, demonstrated CO2 capture at pilot scale, CO2 capture from flue gas, commercially funded Direct Air Capture - pilot scale demonstration integrated with a fossil fuel power generating plant.
Website: materialsresearchllc.com

Email: anoopnagar@gmail.com

Phone: 650.859.3083

Address: 138 Tennyson Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States
CA
 Bright Energy Storage TechnologiesMiles Abarr Small Business Other Energy Technologies Bright has a novel Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology under development (currently TRL 5) with breakthrough specific costs that enable new paradigms of thermal generation plant operations which result in potential reductions of capital costs for attached carbon capture systems of more than 50%, regardless of the particular capture technology. This technology will be first piloted at a working coal plant under DE-FOA-1989 which commenced in October, 2019.
In addition, Bright has a novel cryogenic carbon capture technology which is significantly simpler relative to alternative cryogenic approaches and which has the potential for extremely low capital costs compared to other carbon capture approaches with similar process efficiencies. It is currently TRL 2-3. Pro-forma levelized cost of capture for this technology are $18 - $25/tonne CO2 at a coal plant, and $40 -$45/tonne CO2 at a gas plant, with pro-forma CO2 capture ratios of 95 - 97%.
Bright has extensive expertise in techno-economic modeling of complex thermodynamic systems considering both operational and capital costs, system dynamics modeling, and agile/rapid cycle hardware and systems development.
Website: www.BrightES.com

Email: Miles@BrightES.com

Phone: 7143491182

Address: 5525 W. 56th Ave., Ste. 200, Arvada, CO, 80002, United States
CO
 Susteon Inc.Raghubir Gupta Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Deep expertise in CO2 capture from various point sources using solvent, sorbent, membrane and other existing and emerging technologies. This expertise includes chemistry, reactor design, process control, process design and optimization, scale-up and integration with power plants. Extensive knowledge of doing techno-economic analysis of CCS. Experience in designing, building and operating a 50 MW CCS system at Tampa Electric Company using amine solvents. Understanding of direct air capture systems being developed by Global Thermostat, Climeworks, Carbon Engineering and others, including understanding of challenges in designing engineering systems for DAC and balance of plant needs to handle large air flows. Expertise in integrating hydrogen production with excess grid electricity. Extensive working experience with ARPA-E since its inception. Great success in winning ARPA-E proposals (had 10 programs so far).
Website: www.susteon.com

Email: rg@susteon.com

Phone: 919-889-7183

Address: 5001 Weston Parkway, Suite 105, Cary, NC, 27513, United States
NC
 FuelCell Energy, Inc.Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear FuelCell Energy invites the interested parties to work collectively toward deployment of an intriguing technology for carbon capture from the flue gas of power plants and industrial complexes. The technology is carbonate fuel cells, which has been demonstrated globally in MW-scale power plants. The carbonate fuel cell is versatile, with the capability to perform carbon capture from the flue gas of other plants while generating ultra-clean electric power using a supplemental fuel such as biogas or natural gas. Systems can also be configured using carbonate fuel cells to produce by-product hydrogen gas for export or other uses by the host facility, such as for process needs at refineries. The flexibility of hydrogen production stems from the internal reforming capabilities of the carbonate fuel cell technology, without the need for complex external reforming unit operations. It also has been shown that the carbonate fuel cell destroys ~70% of NOX in the flue gas, reducing or eliminating capital and operating costs for NOX destruction equipment. Overall, the additional benefits of simultaneous power generation, hydrogen recovery, and NOx destruction provides the added values that will benefit the reduction of the cost of CO2 capture down to acceptable levels.

One of the great features of the technology is the modularity of the carbonate fuel cell hardware, providing an affordable approach to carbon capture, with systems that can be configured to capture >90% of the CO2 in the exhaust of a plant, or smaller systems that can be added in as little as 10% capture increments with no appreciable change in the cost of power and with minimum capital outlay. The technology is versatile to be applied to flue gas resulting from the combustion of a variety of fuel sources including coal, natural gas, and even biomass. As an example, a recent study was focused on carbonate fuel cell application to the flue gas of a biomass fed power plant in Great Britain.
Website: https://www.fuelcellenergy.com/

Email: hghezel@fce.com

Phone: 203-285-6048

Address: 3 Great Pasture Road, Danbury, CT, 06810, United States
CT
 SRI InternationalIndira Jayaweera Non-Profit Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear SRI has the California's largest CO2 capture technology test site for developing CCS processes. Specifically, SRI has experience in developing sorbent, solvent and membrane-based technologies for CO2 capture from post-combustion, pre-combustion and air-capture applications.
SRI CO2 capture program started in early 2004 and had many projects funded by both industry and government. The program included technology development from proof of concept to pilot-scale. Currently, we have three major projects funded by NETL - two of them are solvent based (lab scale and engineering scale) and one membrane based (field testing).
Given below are a short summary of available facilities:
• On-site power, hot water and both low-pressure and medium pressure steam.
• Up to 1 MW slip stream from an onsite 6 MW Natural Gas power plant
• UP to 800 cfm CO2 yard for simulated gas testing relevant to both NG and PC
• Various lab-scale, large-bench-scale and pilot systems for integrated testing of CO2 capture solvents (both organic and inorganic solvents)
• High-bay area for additional system installations
• Two Hollow-fiber spinning lines for membrane fabrication
• Lab-scale and large-bench scale (skid) for membrane performance testing (CO2/H2 and CO2/N2 separation)
• Large outdoor scrubber for exhaust control
• Analytical facility
• Machine-shop
Website: https://www.sri.com/

Email: indira.jayaweera@sri.com

Phone: 6508594042

Address: 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States
CA
 Arizona State UniversityKlaus Lackner Academic Other Energy Technologies We are interested in design, engineering and assessment of systems that combine direct air capture collectors with CO2 scrubbers at peaker power plants. Natural gas fired power plants would best fit this concept (conceptually this would work for all dispatched fossil generation). For example, many direct air capture systems could produce at low cost a first-stage output stream with flue-gas like CO2 concentration. This output could be merged with the flue gas stream to fully utilize scrubbers resulting in higher equipment utilization. In the context of direct air capture, we are looking for systems that can utilize intermittent energy. For an integrated system this would mean that the peaker plant does not need to divert some of its high value power output to CO2 capture and storage.
Areas of expertise:
Direct Air Capture
Sorbent technologies
CO2 upgrading i.e., concentration, purification & pressurization
CO2 to fuel conversion
System Analysis
Systems & Device Design/Engineering
Systems & Device Modeling
Power Plant Design/Construction/Operations
Laboratory Experimentation & Proof of Concept
Description: The idea is to combine direct air capture with flue gas capture to create a dual stage process that may be fed from flue gas capture & or direct air capture. The two stages of capture are sized to allow continued operation at full scale from either source, resulting in capital and operating efficiency. Following capture, we upgrade the CO2 using a concentration and purification system compatible with both forms of CO2 capture. Hence, we can feed gas through the gas scrubbers on a 24 x 7 basis, utilizing our equipment more efficiently and feeding our product stream on a continuous basis. By utilizing a combination of flue gas capture and direct air capture, the equipment that would have only served flue gas capture can now be used for both, allowing for a more efficient operation. Thus, peaker plants would be able to afford the capital investment of CO2 capture. This design would provide a continuous operation, or when as a batch to most effectively allocate energy cost. Our system would include recovery of wet low pressure CO2 from both systems and use thermal processes to dry the CO2, to compress the CO2, and with these combinations shift the bulk of the energy consumption, which can be done asynchronously and therefor operate when the cost of electricity is low.
Website: https://cnce.engineering.asu.edu/

Email: klaus.lackner@asu.edu

Phone: 480 727 2499

Address: PO Box 873005, Tempe, AZ, 85287, United States
AZ
 University of Kentucky CAERKunlei Liu Academic Other Energy Technologies CO2 capture
power generation
power plant operation
generation operation
simulation
economic analyses
process controls
solvent chemistry
engineering
Website: https://caer.uky.edu/power-generation/

Email: kunlei.liu@uky.edu

Phone: 859.257.0293

Address: 2540 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY, 40511, United States
KY
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