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Co-Production of Olefins, Fuels, and Electricity from Conventional Pipeline Gas and Shale Gas with Near-Zero CO2 Emissions. Part I: Process Development and Technical Performance
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Co-Production of Olefins, Fuels, and Electricity from Conventional Pipeline Gas and Shale Gas with Near-Zero CO2 Emissions. Part II: Economic Performance

Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, Canada
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Energies 2015, 8(5), 3762-3774; https://doi.org/10.3390/en8053762
Received: 2 December 2014 / Accepted: 16 March 2015 / Published: 30 April 2015
In this paper, techno-economic analyses of a polygeneration system for the production of olefins, transportation fuels and electricity are performed, considering various process options. Derivative-free optimization algorithms were coupled with Aspen Plus simulation models to determine the optimum product portfolio as a function of a wide variety of market prices. The optimization results show that the proposed plant is capable of producing olefins with the same production costs as traditional petrochemical routes while having effectively zero process CO2 emissions (including the utilities). This provides an economic and more sustainable alternative to traditional naphtha cracking. View Full-Text
Keywords: polygeneration; gas-to-olefins; gas-to-liquids; methanol-to-olefins; CO2 capture polygeneration; gas-to-olefins; gas-to-liquids; methanol-to-olefins; CO2 capture
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Salkuyeh, Y.K.; II, T.A.A. Co-Production of Olefins, Fuels, and Electricity from Conventional Pipeline Gas and Shale Gas with Near-Zero CO2 Emissions. Part II: Economic Performance. Energies 2015, 8, 3762-3774.

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