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Innovative CO2 capture

Objective

In post-combustion CO2 capture, a main bottleneck causing significant reduction in power plant efficiency and preventing cost effectiveness is the low flue gas CO2 partial pressure, limiting membrane flux, solvent selection and capacity. In pre-combustion CO2 capture, key bottlenecks are number of processing steps, possible low hydrogen pressure, and high hydrogen fraction in the fuel Global deployment of CO2 capture is restrained by a general need for prior removal of SO2. iCap seeks to remove these barriers by developing new technologies with potential for reducing the current energy penalty to 4-5% points in power plant efficiency, to combine SO2 and CO2 removal, and to reduce the avoidance cost to 15 €/tonne CO2. iCap will: Develop solvents forming CO2 hydrates or two liquid phases enabling drastically increased liquid phase CO2 capacity, radically decreasing solvent circulation rates, introducing a new regime in desorption energy requirement, and allowing CO2 desorption at elevated pressures; Develop combined SO2 and CO2 capture systems increasing dramatically the potential for large scale deployment of CCS in BRIC countries and for retrofit in Europe. Develop high permeability/ high selectivity low temperature polymer membranes, by designing ultra thin composite membranes from a polymeric matrix containing ceramic nano particles. Develop mixed proton-electron conducting dense ceramic-based H2 membranes offering the combined advantages of theoretically infinite selectivity, high mechanical strength and good stability. Develop and evaluate novel coal and gas-based power cycles that allows post-combustion CO2 captures at elevated pressures, thus reducing the separation costs radically. Integrate the improved separation technologies in brownfield and greenfield power plants, and in novel power cycles in order to meet the performance and cost targets of the project

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/coal
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 032 500
Administrative Contact
Hallvard F. Svendsen (Prof.)

Participants (13)

IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 615 219
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Broutin (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 697 500
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanaz Allaie (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 544 999
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 470 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erling Halfdan Stenby (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefanie Bollwitt (Ms.)
DONG ENERGY WIND POWER HOLDING AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Kraftvaerksvej 53
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacob Knudsen (Mr.)
VATTENFALL A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address
Stoeberigade 14
2450 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ole Biede (Mr.)
ENBW AG ERNEUERBARE UND KONVENTIONELLE ERZEUGUNG AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 39 984
Address
Schelmenwasenstrasse 15
70567 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Unterberger (Dr.)
PROCEDE GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Vlierstraat 111
7500 AH Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sjaak Van Loo (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Helleux (Mr.)
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shujuan Wang (Dr.)
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Meity Mandagie (Ms.)
VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 40 000
Address

814 26 Alvkarleby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie Anheden (Dr.)