Big potential for cheaper carbon capture
Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) has started to test its solvent technology at Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), and aims to commercialize a technology with the potential of significantly reduced energy demand.
- Our drop-in solvent technology has the potential to dramatically reduce high corrosion, high energy demand and solvent loss. Having demonstrated the technology at pilot scale at the National Carbon Capture Centre, USA, we believe that this new demonstration with TCM can bring the technology to commercial readiness benefiting generations to come, said Aniruddha Sharma, Chief Executive Officer at CCSL.
CCSL, which was recently included in the World Economic Forum’s list of the most promising global Technology Pioneers of 2015, is now demonstrating its technology at TCM to generate long-term testing data at full scale carbon capture.
The test is part of CCSL’s plans to further develop its patented APBS chemical solvent, which according to CCSL has the potential of removing up to 50% more CO2 with the same energy requirement, thereby reducing the size of equipment and energy demand.
Ray Vardheim, Managing Director at TCM, said, “TCM has played a vital role in the development of CCS technologies since 2012, and we are delighted to have successfully started the test campaign with Carbon Clean Solutions. We look forward to work closely with them in the weeks and months ahead to test and verify their promising solvent.”
The launch of CCSL’s pilot, which will continue until March, comes on the back of TCM’s recent test campaign, intended to increase understanding of the carbon capture process and reduce technological risks associated with full scale implementation of generic plant capture.
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About Technology Centre Mongstad: TCM is a joint venture set up by the Norwegian state (75.12%), Statoil (20%), Shell (2.44%) and Sasol (2.44%). It aims to increase knowledge on carbon capture technologies, in order to reduce technical and financial risk, and accelerate the development of qualified technologies capable of wide scale international deployment.
About Carbon Clean Solutions: Carbon Clean Solutions is an innovation leader in developing solvents for carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology for industrial and gas treating applications. The company’s step change APBS technology significantly reduces the costs and environmental impacts over existing CO2 separation techniques. With prime focus on innovation, CCS aims to provide customized low cost, energy efficient solutions for carbon dioxide separation to its customers. Company research is funded by UK-DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) and US DOE (Department of Energy). The technology is proven at pilot scale in five countries and exhibits research & development agreement with TNO (Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research) based in the Netherlands, Imperial college, London and University of Leeds, UK. Carbon Clean Solutions now operates offices in India, the United Kingdom and the United States.