Siemens Energy to construct pilot plant

Power group Siemens Energy is planning to design, install and operate a pilot plant for treating a slipstream (1MW equivalent) at the Tampa Electric Big Bend Station, to demonstrate Postcap technology for post-combustion CO2 gas capture.

The primary goal of this project will be to reduce the large amounts of energy traditionally needed to operate carbon-capture technologies.

The Postcap technology will utilise an amino-acid salt formulation as a solvent for CO2 absorption, resulting in a more environmentally friendly process.