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Graded Membranes for Energy Efficient New Generation Carbon Capture Process

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608524

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 137 277,54

  • EU contribution

    € 5 462 714

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

Objective

Major sources for human made CO2 emissions comprise the energy and the industrial sector including cement production. One of the most appropriate concepts to capture CO2 from such point sources is the oxyfuel combustion. The main energy demand for this method results from the O2 generation, which is usually done by air liquefaction. This energy demand can substantially be lowered using thermally integrated separation modules based on ceramic oxygen transport membranes (OTM). It is least if the OTM is integrated in a 4-end mode, which entails that the permeating oxygen is swept and directly diluted using recirculated flue gas. Up to 60% reduction in capture energy demand compared to cryogenic air separation and up to 40% reduction compared to post-combustion capture approaches can be achieved.
GREEN-CC will provide a new generation high-efficiency capture process based on oxyfuel combustion. The focus lies on the development of clear integration approaches for OTM-modules in power plants and cement industry considering minimum energy penalty related to common CO2 capture and integration in existing plants with minimum capital investment. This will be attained by using advanced process simulations and cost calculations. GREEN-CC will also explore the use of OTM-based oxyfuel combustion in different highly energy-demanding industrial processes, e.g. oil refining and petrochemical industry.
However, highly permeable membrane materials show a chemical instability against CO2 and other flue gas components. One major challenge faced by GREEN-CC is therefore to identify and develop membrane materials, components, and a PoC-module for the 4-end mode OTM integration. The desired membrane assembly will consist of a thin membrane layer supported on substrates with engineered porosity and oxygen reduction catalysts with high and stable activity in flue gas. As proof of concept, a planar membrane module will be developed which involves technical hurdles like joining technology
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Address

Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 320 319,32

Administrative Contact

Anne Bosch (Mrs.)

Participants (13)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 434 060

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 510 022

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES CIETVIELU FIZIKAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 418 645

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 002 206,40

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 850 003

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 454 000

INSTALACIONES INABENSA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 12 792,92

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 18 500

LINDE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 128 235

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 60 755,48

ELCOGAS, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 13 174,88

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608524

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 137 277,54

  • EU contribution

    € 5 462 714

Coordinated by:

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany