2023 - AVEVA World San Francisco - Process Industries (Chemicals, MMM, Pulp/Paper)
Alteragreen: Feasibility case study on the mitigation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from an Ammonia synthesis plant via green Methanol and Dimethyl Ether synthesis in Coffeyville, KS
Green hydrogen represents an emerging field in chemical engineering that poses significant social and economic opportunities in the near future. When coupled with traditional petrochemical and chemical processes, green hydrogen has the potential to create a valuable reactant stream without carbon emissions traditionally associated with hydrogen production. In our feasibility study, green hydrogen was utilized to mitigate CO2 emissions from an ammonia process that utilized coke gasification. Using excess CO2 that was previously vented to the atmosphere, valuable products including methanol and DME, a diesel alternative, were synthesized. To model this facility, a variety of software were employed including AVEVA PRO/II, AVEVA DynSim, AVEVA E3D Design, XR Studios, and HTRI. This allowed for design and optimization in a steady state and dynamic capacity and the creation of an isometric model that could be visualized in virtual reality. A technoeconomic analysis was also conducted to assess the viability of the plant. Please note this session is based on a fictional company created as part of a senior year project by a group of college students.
- Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Fernando Fuentes is a recent chemical engineering graduate from Cal Poly Pomona with a minor in materials engineering. During his time in school, Fernando worked with fellow peers to conduct a feasibility study involving the largest carbon capture system in the fertilizer industry for the green production of synthetic fuels. Using reported CVR flowrates and publicly listed information from the EOR plant at Coffeyville, Fernando used AVEVA PRO/II, AVEVA Dynamic Simulation, and HTRI for steady state and dynamic design. Fernando brings innovative ways to reduce global CO2 emissions in a financially sustainable manner.
Timothy Lucey is a recent chemical engineering graduate from Cal Poly, Pomona with a minor in materials engineering. During his time in school, Tim served as an assistant capstone project manager undertaking a feasibility study involving the largest carbon capture system in the fertilizer industry and green hydrogen to create synthetic fuels. He is passionate about process design and simulation and working towards building a sustainable energy future.