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ASCENT - Advanced Solid Cycles with Efficient Novel Technologies

Objective

"ASCENT will provide a robust proof-of-concept of three related high temperature processes; each will lead to a step-change in efficiency of carbon removal in three types of pre-combustion capture, producing the hydrogen needed for highly efficient low-carbon power production. The project brings together five small and medium enterprises preparing to launch these concepts with the support of leading research institutes, universities and industrial partners.
The essential feature linking the three technologies is the use of a high temperature solid sorbent for the simultaneous separation of CO2 during conversion of other carbon containing gases (CO and CH4) into H2. Each technology provides a step-change in efficiency because they all separate the CO2 at elevated temperatures (>300°C) providing for more efficient heat integration options not available in technologies where the separation occurs at lower temperatures. Each process matches both endothermic and exothermic heat requirements of associated reactions and sorbent regeneration in an integrated in situ approach.
The synergies between the three technologies are strong, allowing both multiple interactions between the different work packages and allowing a consistent framework for cross-cutting activities across all the technologies. Each technology will be proven under industrially relevant conditions of pressure and temperature, at a scale that allows the use of industrially relevant materials that can be manufactured at a scale needed for real implementation. This represents a necessary step to be taken for each of the technologies before setting out on the route to future demonstration level activities.
ASCENT, Advanced Solid Cycles with Efficient Novel Technologies, addresses the need for original ideas to reduce the energy penalty associated with capturing carbon dioxide during power generation, and create a sustainable market for low carbon emission power with low associated energy penalties"

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 576 495
Administrative Contact
Massari Piero (Dr.)

Participants (15)

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 757 788
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Cobden (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 324 322
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Domenico Schettini (Dr.)
INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 036 818
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joergen Lundberg (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 491 995
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent Nelissen (Dr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 306 979
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Papoff (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 787 509
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 510 692
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 282 095
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valérie Mahieux (Ms.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 276 603
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Zane (Mr.)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 259 314
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne-Laure Berset (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 317 386
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
ARRAY INDUSTRIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 145 571
Address
Hoogeveenenweg 29
2913LV Nieuwerkerk Aan Den Ijssel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan-Willem Van Der Gaag (Mr.)
MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 335 123
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Delphine Maury (Dr.)
CALIX (EUROPE) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 928
Address
Chipper Lane 21 Old Library Chambers 21
SP1 1BG Salisbury Wiltshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian Sweeney (Dr.)
ZEG POWER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 138 185
Address
Instituttveien 18
2007 Kjeller
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bjørg Andresen (Dr.)