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CLEAN clinKER production by Calcium looping process

Objetivo

Calcium looping (CaL) is one of the most promising technologies for CO2 capture in cement plants. The process comprises two basic steps: (1) “carbonation” of CaO to form CaCO3 in a reactor operating around 650°C; (2) oxyfuel calcination in a reactor operating at 920-950°C, which makes the CaO available again and generates a gas stream of nearly-pure CO2.
The CLEANKER project aims at demonstrating at TRL7 the CaL concept in a configuration highly integrated with the cement production process, making use of entrained flow reactors. The highly integrated configuration allows achieving high energy efficiencies, with CO2 capture efficiency over 90%. The adoption of entrained flow gas-solid reactors is particularly suitable - and familiar - to the cement industry.
The core activity of the project is the design, construction and operation of a CaL demonstration system comprising the entrained-flow carbonator (the CO2 absorber) and the entrained-flow oxyfuel calciner (the sorbent regenerator). This demonstration system will capture the CO2 from a portion of the flue gas of the cement plant in Vernasca (Italy) operated by Buzzi Unicem, using as CO2 sorbent the same raw meal used for clinker production. Other activities will include: (i) screening of different raw meals to assess their properties as CO2 sorbent, (ii) reactors and process modelling, (iii) scale-up study, (iv) economic analysis, (v) life cycle assessment, (vi) CO2 transport, storage and utilization study (vii) demonstration of the complete value chain, including mineral carbonation of waste ash with the CO2 captured at Vernasca; (viii) exploitation study for the demonstration of the technology at TRL>7 and for its first commercial exploitation based on CO2 transport and storage opportunities.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-CCS-RIA
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Régimen de financiación

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinador

LABORATORIO ENERGIA AMBIENTE PIACENZA
Dirección
Via Nino Bixio 27
29121 Piacenza
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 798 875

Participantes (12)

BUZZI UNICEM SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 2 899 131,25
Dirección
Via Luigi Buzzi 6
15033 Casale Monferrato Alessandria
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 436 876,25
Dirección
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
ITALCEMENTI FABBRICHE RIUNITE CEMENTO SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 109 500
Dirección
Via Stezzano 87
24126 Bergamo
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IKN GMBH INGENIEURBURO-KUHLERBAU-NEUSTADT
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 2 462 082,50
Dirección
Herzog-erich-allee 1
31535 Neustadt Am Rubenberge
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 338 420
Dirección
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 274 000
Dirección
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUANTIS
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 235 625
Dirección
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
Aportación de la UE
€ 338 500
Dirección
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 470 437,50
Dirección
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VDZ TECHNOLOGY GGMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 549 316,25
Dirección
Toulouser Allee 71
40476 Dusseldorf
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
AMICI DELLA TERRA ONLUS
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 59 437,50
Dirección
Via Ippolito Nievo 62
00153 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Other