Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Has an Anglo-Indian project finally cracked carbon capture?

Derided as scientifically unsound and prohibitively expensive, carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) − the process by which carbon dioxide (CO2) is separated from industrial pollutants and converted into commercially viable products – has failed to gain serious traction since trials began 10-15 years ago.

Now however, Carbon Clean Solutions (CCSL), a London-based specialist in carbon separation technology, is set to change all that.

DOE-Funded Carbon Capture Technology Moves Forward to Large-Scale Testing

The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that a DOE-funded project on second-generation carbon dioxide (CO2) solvent technology will begin testing at the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in western Norway. The DOE and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy have a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) covering fossil energy-related research to leverage each countries’ investments in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).