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IEAGHG has recently published two reports (2017/02 and 2017/03) covering the topic of CCS in SMR based hydrogen manufacture. As background to these two published study the contractor (AmecFosterWheeler) undertook three technical reviews which provided both key reference data and supporting information for technology decisions made for the two main published studies. The 3 Technical Reviews are combined in this report as reference material for members and others reading the main reports.  The technical Reviews undertaken were:


  1. A review of the Current State-of-the-Art Technologies for Hydrogen Production. The aim of the review was to the key features of the different hydrogen production processes commercially deployed worldwide. In particular, the different process characteristics, plant performance, points of CO2 emission and relative CO2 concentration of the leading hydrogen production technologies are presented.
  2. A review of Technologies for CO2 Capture from Hydrogen Production Unit’s This review provided a general overview of the state-of-the-art of technologies that are commercially available for capturing the CO2, mainly in connection with hydrogen production.
  3. A Review of Ongoing Major Demonstration Projects for CO2 Capture from Hydrogen Production Unit’s.  This technical review provided an overview of the major on-going Demonstration CCS projects applied to SMR Hydrogen Plants with a focus on the CO2 capture system. In particular, the technical approach used for the design and execution of the Demonstration plants and the relevant peculiarities are outlined. The following CCS demonstration projects were considered in the review: The Port Arthur Project (Air Products), The QUEST Project (Shell), The Tomakomai Project (JCCS ltd/METI), The Port Jerome Project (Air Liquide)


The information included in the review was collected from the public domain and integrated, where available, with comments received from the Companies involved in the relevant projects, with the aim of including the most recent public data available about each demo project at the time of publication of the review, September 2016.

This report is free to download.