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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"
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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)

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STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 757 788

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 322

INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 036 818

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 491 995

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 306 979

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 787 509

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 510 692

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DES RISQUES INERIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 282 095

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 276 603

QUANTIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 259 314

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 317 386

ARRAY INDUSTRIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 145 571

MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 335 123

CALIX (EUROPE) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 456 928

ZEG POWER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 138 185

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608512

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2014

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 219 967,40

  • EU contribution

    € 7 003 803

Coordinated by:

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy