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Advanced Materials and Electric Swing Adsorption Process for CO2 Capture

Objective

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one of the technological solutions to decarbonize the energy market while providing secure energy supply. So far, the cost of CCS is dominated by the CO2 capture, reason why new capture techniques should be developed.
Adsorption techniques have already been evaluated for CO2 capture. So far, the main drawbacks of this technique are the energetic demand to regenerate the adsorbent and obtain high purity CO2. However, the utilization of commercially available materials was employed in the former evaluations. New materials with targeted properties to capture CO2 from flue gases can improve the performance of adsorption processes significantly.
The vision of MATESA is to develop an innovative post-combustion capture termed as Electric Swing Adsorption (ESA). The utilization of hybrid CO2 honeycomb monoliths with high-loading CO2 materials (zeolites and MOFs) will be targeted. Classical ESA regeneration is done by passing electricity through the adsorbent, releasing adsorbed CO2 that can be recovered at high purity.
A game-changing innovation in MATESA is the development of a regeneration protocol where electricity is only used to increase the purity of CO2 in the column and further regeneration is done using available low-grade heat. The predicted energy savings of the developed process may transform this CO2 capture process in a key component to make CCS commercially feasible in fossil fuel power plants going into operation after 2020.
In order to realize a proof of concept of the proposed process, a strong component of the project will deal with the development of a hybrid material that is able to selectively adsorb CO2, conduct electricity, result in a low pressure drop and have reduced environmental impact. The development of such a material is important for MATESA and will also have a significant impact to increase the energy efficiency of pre-combustion CO2 capture and other energy intensive gas separations.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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STIFTELSEN SINTEF
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FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY AND METALLURGY UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
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€ 292 640
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Karnegijeva 4
11120 Belgrade
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Menka Petkovska (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 344 877
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 353 983
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Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Alessandro De Filippo (Mr.)
CORNING SAS
France
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€ 137 093
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Avenue De Valvins 7 Bis
77920 Samois Sur Seine
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Jean-Jacques Theron (Dr.)
LINDE AG
Germany
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€ 100 075
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Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
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Ramona Gottschallk (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
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CYCLECO SAS
France
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Avenue Roger Salengro, 18
01500 Amberieux En Bugey
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BIOKOL LILLIESTRALE & CO
Sweden
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€ 112 500
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Sibyllegatan 53 - 1Tr
114 43 Stockholm
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Malte Lilliestrale (Dr.)
SIEMENS PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGLIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 294 165
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Hammersmith Grove 26-28 6Th Floor East
W6 7HA London
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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
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3010 Melbourne
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Melinda Heron (Ms.)
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
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Alan Chaffee (Prof.)