Concentrated piperazine based post-combustion-capture for Australian coal-fired power plants: summary report

Organisation: Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research & Development (ANLEC R&D), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

This project was designed to evaluate the use of concentrated piperazine (PZ) for post-combustion capture of CO2 (PCC) in black-coal fired power stations in Australia. Concentrated PZ is an alternative to the standard MEA-based processes and based on extensive laboratory based research has shown attractive attributes such that they have the potential to reduce the costs of capture and compression of CO2 by more than 50%, according to the University of Texas.