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Innovative CO2 capture

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
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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)

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IFP Energies nouvelles

France

EU Contribution

€ 615 219

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 697 500

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 544 999

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 470 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 400 000

DONG ENERGY WIND POWER HOLDING AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

VATTENFALL A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

ENBW AG ERNEUERBARE UND KONVENTIONELLE ERZEUGUNG AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 39 984

PROCEDE GROUP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 87 500

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 202 500

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY

China

EU Contribution

€ 75 000

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

VATTENFALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 40 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241393

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2013

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 059 305

  • EU contribution

    € 4 325 202

Coordinated by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway