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Demonstrating a Refinery-Adapted Cluster-Integrated Strategy to Enable Full-Chain CCUS Implementation

Objective

Refining industry is a highly energy-intensive sector with direct CO2 emissions typically ranging from 100 to 200 kg CO2/tonne oil. The challenges related to CCUS lies in taking into account a large number of relatively small sources with various levels of CO2 concentration. Today, CO2 capture from the sources with highest CO2 volume are mainly considered for capturing, leaving out small sources, thus limiting the overall capture rates to 50-60%.
REALISE novel concept will capture up to 90% CO2 from operating refineries by integrating a multi-absorber concept for capturing CO2 from different stacks at 30% lower CO2 capture cost compared to the state-of-the-art technology based on 30 wt% monoethanolamine solution.
The cost reduction potential will be demonstrated in REALISE onsite operating refinery-centered cluster at Cork, Ireland, by using a novel low energy solvent (30% lower energy demand, 70 times lower corrosion, 3 times lower thermal degradation), innovative concepts for reducing oxidative degradation (80% lower active component loss), cheaper construction materials (10% lower CAPEX), intelligent Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (10% lower OPEX compared to operation without NMPC), and optimal integration with the available heat sources.
Assessment of the full CCUS chain from Emitter to Storage will be performed taking advantage of having consortium partner in common with transport and storage projects Northern lights and Cork CCS. Socio-political aspects will be addressed in REALISE and societal readiness index calculated for at least 3 business cases relevant to refineries in EU and China.
REALISE project is driven by a strong industrial consortium, including 9 industrial partners along with the complete technology value-chain. An external Advisory Board will further contribute to replicate the concept thanks to Concawe (association of refineries with 40 industry members), SARAS, and Petroineos.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2019-NZE-RES-CC
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 234 523,75

Participants (13)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 062 687,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 567 562,50
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERVIA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 418 267,50
Address
Lapps Quay 6
T12 Cork
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BIOBE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 127 750
Address
Kampenveien 5
1618 Fredrikstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 860
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 368 625
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 750
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 72 187,50
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNION ENGINEERING AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 77 787,50
Address
Snaremosevej 27
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRVING OIL WHITEGATE REFINERY LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 485 625
Address
70 Sir John Rogersons Quay
D02R296 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Lr Fitzwilliam Street
D02 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BORD GAIS ENERGY LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 36 750
Address
1 Warrington Place
D02 HH27 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CYBERNETICA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 189 787,50
Address
Leirfossveien 27
7038 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)