Thermal Generation Interest Group (TGIG)
Today’s competitive energy market and environmental concerns require operators to improve efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and maximize the useful life of their conventional thermal power plants while minimizing both operating costs and capital investments.
The objective of the Thermal Generation Interest Group (TGIG) is to bring together participants from thermal generation and related industries to identify immediate design, operational, and maintenance issues, and to monitor and develop emerging thermal technologies.
Through collaboration on specific projects, the group delivers cost effective technological and asset management solutions to meet today’s industry needs. The program is designed to assist owners and operators of thermal electric-generating units in their efforts to:
Topics and Issues:
- Improve environmental performance
- Lower capital and operations costs
- Extend equipment life
- Improve efficiency
- Increase reliability and reduce outage times for equipment repair and maintenance
- Improve safety
- Improve risk based asset management decision making
- Improve performance evaluation and benchmarking techniques
- Utilization of Fossil Plant CO2 for the Production of Syngas for Synthetic Fuels and ChemicalsThis project will evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of an alternative to carbon dioxide sequestration utilizing High Temperature Steam Electrolysis (HTSE). The process to be explored would convert the captured CO2 from utility boilers into saleable products including liquid fuels, fertilizers, plastics, and chemicals. As envisioned, a High Temperature Steam Electrolysis device would convert CO2, along with steam and electricity, into H2, CO, and oxygen. The resulting H2 and CO is a Syngas that can be converted into very high value products like liquid fuels, fertilizers, plastics, and chemicals.
Recently Completed Projects
|April 25-26, 2013: General Meeting||Edmonton, AB, Canada|
|October 16, 2013: Workshop||Chattanooga, TN, USA|
|October 17-18, 2013: General Meeting||Chattanooga, TN, USA|