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Sustainable Energy Conversion of Solid Wastes with Integrated In-Situ Carbon Sequestration

Lead PI: Alissa Park

Unit Affiliation: Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (LCSE)

October 2009 - September 2014
Inactive
Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project involves the conversion of non-recyclable plastics into liquid fuels via gasification and F-T processes with a focus on enhancing water gas shift reaction via in-situ carbonation of Mg-based sorbents.

OUTCOMES: A large percentage of the United States energy demands are currently met using liquid fuels imported from politically unstable parts of the world. Such imports pose a potential threat to our national security and, therefore, finding an alternative source to supply our country’s ever-growing energy demand is critical. To alleviate these dependencies, we are developing environmentally sustainable, compact energy conversion systems that produce H2 and electricity from various biomass and municipal solid wastes (MSW) streams.