FuelCell Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL) will work with Cenovus Energy Inc. to complete the preliminary front-end design and engineering (pre-FEED) for siting a carbon capture system.
FuelCell would design a fuel cell system that would capture carbon dioxide from flue gas at an existing 14-MW natural gas-fired cogeneration facility at the University of Calgary in Canada. Completion of the pre-FEED project for Cenovus will verify the unique capability of the Direct Fuel Cell power plant to capture carbon from gas-fired generation and combustion facilities while simultaneously producing clean power. The project is focused on separating 75 percent of the CO2 from the flue gas of the cogeneration plant, which provides electricity and heat for the campus.
Fuel cell power plants configured for carbon capture utilize natural gas as the fuel source and process the flue gas from the natural gas-fired turbine into the fuel cell air system, where CO2 is transferred across the fuel cell membrane for concentration in the fuel exhaust stream during power generation.