Skip to main content

Scale-up of Calcium Carbonate Looping Technology for Efficient CO2 Capture from Power and Industrial Plants

Objective

Calcium Carbonate Looping (CCL) is a promising long-term technology for low-cost post combustion CO2 capture for fossil fuels using limestone based solid sorbents. It combines the advantages of a small efficiency penalty of 5 to 7 % points and a low CO2 capture cost compared to competing technologies currently under development. First tests performed on the 1 MWth scale have confirmed the feasibility of the technology. Construction of a pilot plant in the order of 20 MWth is a logical next step in the development of this technology. One major goal of the proposed project is to perform long-term tests with different fuels in an upgraded 1 MWth pilot plant, aiming mainly at optimization of operating conditions and operational reliability. The successful operation of the upgraded pilot will provide the important validation step between the 1 MWth scale and a future 20 MWth scale pilot plant. Process and CFD models will be developed and comprehensively validated against experimatal data from 1 MWth testing. These models will be applied to support the engineering for a 20 MWth scale pilot plant. The project will provide a techno-economic as well as an environmental assessment of this high-potential technology for CO2 capture from power plants as well cement and steel production plants, and provide the fundamental expertise needed for the scale-up and further technology development and integration.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Germany

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Melanie Meermann-Zimmermann (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 2 952 568

Participants (10)

GE CARBON CAPTURE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 815 999
Address
Lorenz Schott Strasse 4
55252 Mainz Kastel

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Maier (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 226 350
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

See on map

Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Grammelis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 600
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marie Patton (Dr.)
LHOIST RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 183
Address
Rue Charles Dubois 28
1342 Limelette

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Emmerich (Dr.)
UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 180 689
Address
Compton House 2300 The Crescent, Birmingham Busine
B37 7YE Birmingham

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Satterley (Dr.)
RWE POWER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 480
Address
Rwe Platz 2
45141 Essen

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudia Otten (Mrs.)
STEINMULLER BABCOCK ENVIRONMENT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 350
Address
Fabrikstrasse 1
51643 Gummersbach

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Priesmeier (Dr.)
ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA
France
Address
Rue Andre Campra 6 Immeuble Le Cezanne
93200 Saint Denis

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Borlée
CEMEX RESEARCH GROUP AG
Switzerland
Address
Romerstrasse 13
2555 Brugg Bei Biel

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Pita (Dr.)
SWR ENGINEERING MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 38 040
Address
Gutedelstrasse 31
79418 Schliengen

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Bronner