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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 952 568
Administrative Contact
Melanie Meermann-Zimmermann (Dr.)

Participants (10)

GE CARBON CAPTURE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 815 999
Address
Lorenz Schott Strasse 4
55252 Mainz Kastel
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
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Panagiotis Grammelis (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 600
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marcus Bronner