Drax Group has announced several partnerships that could lead to the development of projects using CCUS technology.
A study that will research the potential to use a Svante Inc. CO2 capture unit at one of Chevron’s USA facilities.
OSAKI CoolGen is using Honeywell’s UOP SeparALL technology during coal gasification processes.
Nano-materials that can catch and release CO2 in less than 60 seconds.
Satellites that can monitor and gather information about emissions.
The ALIGN-CCUS project strives to explore scientific issues preventing the widespread usage of CCUS technologies across Europe.
Development of bacteria that consume only CO2 from their environment.
The 3D-CAPS project plans to improve CCS technologies by using 3D-printing as part of the manufacturing process of structured sorbents by using various starting materials, which would also decrease the size of sorbent processes without sacrificing throughput.
Liquid Wind will develop, finance, build and manage standardised facilities that produce e-methanol from renewable electricity and upcycled carbon dioxide.
The REX-CO2 project will develop a procedure and tools for evaluating existing hydrocarbon wells for CO2 storage, helping stakeholders make informed decisions on the potential re-use of certain wells or fields. A key output will be a software tool, developed – using case study evaluations from the six participating countries – for screening and assessing wells for their re-use potential.
PrISMa aims to accelerate the low-carbon transition in the energy and industrial sectors by developing a technology platform to deliver bespoke, cost-effective carbon capture solutions for a range of different CO2 sources and CO2 uses/destinations.
NEWEST-CCUS focuses on the development and deployment of CO2 capture technologies tailored for waste to energy (WtE) plants.
The LAUNCH project aims to accelerate the uptake of CO2 capture across industry through the development of novel capture solvents.
Feasibility study of a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project as a definitive solution to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by Lehigh Hanson Cement and the International CCS Knowledge Centre.
E. coli bacteria have been gradually trained to use carbon dioxide as food, rather than sugar, building their biomass from the air.
Hydrofaction™ is Steeper Energy’s proprietary implementation of hydrothermal liquefaction which applies supercritical water as a reaction medium for the conversion of biomass directly into a high-energy density renewable crude oil, referred to as Hydrofaction™ Oil. Steeper’s unique process mimics and accelerates nature by subjecting wet biomass to heat and high pressure.
Thermal oxidizers to capture methane and associated gas containing carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. The hot exit gases from the stacks are clean and readily utilized for use in other process improvements, such as utility heat, power generation and to waste water purification.
Stanton Energy Center demonstration; Joint DOE demonstration project to study microalgae commodities (i.e. animal feed) from coal plant flue gas CO₂ and/or renewable gas production.
Partners w/ Boom Algae on pilot algae greenhouse to gather data on algae growth, CO₂ capture, and energy use and costs; CO₂ waste from Upslope’s beer fermentation process is converted into 100% biodegradable, non-petroleum-based, algae-ink.
Technology development agreement to accelerate the development of mono-ethlyene (MEG) from CO₂; Coca Cola uses MEG to make their plant-based plastic bottles.
Test at SFO airport comparing conventional concrete to Blue Planet concrete; The Blue Planet concrete met all required specificiations.
Agricultural residue that is rich in carbon is used to create syngas and biochar; The syngas is used for heat and the biochar is returned to the soil as an enhancer and a carbon sink.
Next generation geothermal for emissions free power, using CO₂ as a subsurface working fluid which can be used at 50% more locations than traditional geothermal; Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) Plume Geothermal – CPG™.
Design of transition-metal/zeolite catalysts for direct conversion of coal-derived CO₂ to aromatics; New catalytic process to produce valuable aromatic chemicals directly from CO₂ in coal-fired power plant flue gas; Will enable a single-reactor process for conversion of CO₂ to aromatics that can be deployed onsite at coal-fired power plants.
Uses gases from steelmaking process as raw materials for chemical production.
Oxy-fuel for retrofit and cement kilns; Tested oxyfuel technology in CEMCAP project; Next step is for demonstration at Colleferro (Italy) and Retznei (Austria)
Enables direct utilization of CO₂ in exhaust gases from heavy industry by capturing low-concentration CO₂.
Amine-based chemical absorption; CO₂ capture from flue gas; Pilot plant complete, demonstrating at NET Power’s 50MWth commercial-scale plant in Texas.
CO₂-to-fuels through novel electrochemical catalysis; Modular and scalable reactor that economically upgrades CO₂ into fuels and chemicals; Integrates carbon-carbon-coupling catalysts developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with emerging proton-conducting ceramic membranes to directly produce synthetic fuels and high-value chemicals from CO₂ feedstocks.
Novel catalyst to increase CO₂ desorption; Reduces energy consumption in CO₂ capture by using TIO (OH)₂ as a novel catalyst that is capable of drastically increasing the rates of CO₂ desorption from the spent monoethanolamine (MEA) by more than 4,500 percent; Looking to build a demonstration plant as a next step.
Developing mixed matrix membranes in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology, Membrane Technology and Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Trimeric, and the NCCC; The membranes will contain advanced materials, such as metal organic polyhedras and rubbery polymers, to achieve high CO₂ permeance, high CO₂/N₂, and high CO₂/O₂ selectivity at temperatures up to 60 degrees Celsius; Testing will be conducted at the NCCC.
Biphasic solvent-enabled absorption process for post-combustion carbon capture; Development of the transformational biphasic CO₂ absorption process (BiCAP) technology; BiCAP is a post-combustion CO₂ capture technology that has the energy efficiency advantage of a phase-transition process, while incurring low equipment and operating costs.
Selective and efficient electrochemical production of neat formic acid from CO₂ using novel PGM-free catalysts: abiotic electrolyzer cost-effectively convert CO₂ to formic acid; The project will design a process where CO₂ is collected from the flue gas of coal or fossil fuel combustion and fed to the electrolyzer; The supercritical CO₂ phase will be used for reduction and a liquid water phase will be used for oxidation.
Fog + froth-based post-combustion CO₂ capture in fossil-fuel power plants; Plans to fabricate, integrate, and research a compact absorber with integrated fog and froth formation zones; Testing will be conducted at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research bench post-combustion CO₂ capture facilities using both simulated and real coal-derived flue gas.
Research of transport and reaction in membranes, adsorbents, and catalysts; Experiments involve carbon molecular sieve and SiC membranes.
Hollow, nanorod‑shaped porous materials made of cobalt metal ions and organic molecules to separate the CO₂ in a way that works under real‑life conditions.
Converts CO₂ from power plant flue gas into commercial-quality sodium bicarbonate, aiming to lower the cost of carbon capture technology.
Anaerobic, non-photosynthetic mixotrophy (or Mixotrophic Fermentation).
Oxy-coal combustion steam generators.
Sequesters CO2 through a two-stage mineralization process. The mineralization process permanently locks the sequestered CO2 in rock form and due to its flexibility, can be utilized across a range of industries.
Commercially viable methods for chemically binding large CO₂ volumes in concrete.
Uses intermittent solar power by employing a multi-functional material (calcium carbonate; CaCO3). This material enables the alternating capture and release of solar energy, while simultaneously converting carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) to syngas, which is then readily convertible into a range of chemicals or fuels. The conversion process will make use of DOE’s concentrated solar power technology.
Developing an electrosynthesis process that utilizes CO₂ from coal flue gas to produce fuels or chemical precursors, including carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are valuable and important precursors used in polymers, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and cosmetics.
Converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into high-value industrial chemicals, specifically dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and monoethylene glycol (MEG), using their patented heat-integrated reactive distillation (HIRD) process.
A combination of two technologies to capture CO₂ from power plants and store it in the form of a carbonate-bonded composite monolith block can be cost-effective in theory and energy-efficient.
Novel integrated electrolysis system to produce C2-C3 alcohols, such as ethanol and propanol, using carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plant flue gas.
Microalgae-based process to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired flue gas to value-added products utilizing a dual photobioreactor (PBR)/pond cultivation strategy.
GTI and Missouri University of Science and Technology to develop a novel catalytic reactor to turn CO₂ to synthetic gas. The catalytic reactor will contain nano-engineered catalyst, deposited on high packing-density hollow fibers.
Faraday Technology Inc. with MIT is developing an electrochemical process that incorporates gas diffusion electrode technology to make formic acid.
CO2 conversion to fuel; New sorbent-based process that can convert CO2 captured from power plants (or other large sources) by reducing it with methane and water into a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen