Carbon Clean Solutions (CCS) has announced the signing of an agreement with TNO (Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) to test its revolutionary PCCMax® carbon dioxide capture technology for coal based power plants.
The testing facility, located at Maasvlakte in the Netherlands, captures 6 tpd of CO2 from a slip stream of flue gas from the adjoining coal fired plant, containing 11-14% CO2. CCS will test its proprietary APBS class of chemical solvents, which forms the backbone of the PCCMax® technology developed specifically for treating flue gases from coal fired power plants. Planned continuous testing will validate the technology for long-term use when used for capturing carbon dioxide from emissions of coal fired power plants.
“We want to test and prove that the solvent’s superior performance, long term stability in terms of degradation and corrosion, and best-in-class solvent management in terms of chemical emissions and efficiency”, said Prateek Bumb, Chief Technical Officer of CCS.
Innovative carbon uses
The technology leader in developing carbon dioxide capture technology also announced that it has been selected for Phase 2 of Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation’s (CCEMC’s) CAD$ 35 million Grand Challenge for innovative carbon uses. CCS was invited to progress to the next round of the competition, for its proposal to convert CO2 into high value ‘cyclic carbonates’.
The CCEMC Grand Challenge received 344 submissions from 37 countries, of which only 20 will be judged winners after Phase 2.
“With this project, CCS would like to demonstrate the efficient conversion of green house gases to innovative, high value products while achieving the net reduction target of green house gases in a cost-effective manner”, explained Prateek Bumb.
Use of cyclic carbonates
Cyclic carbonates are extensively used polymer products for a number of engineering purposes. They find their key application in lithium-ion batteries to ensure their reliable operation and durability. Cyclic carbonates also have a potential use in the manufacture of a new class of efficient anti-knocking agents in petrol.
Further information about the CCEMC’s Grand Challenge can be found here: http://www.ninesights.com/community/ccemc/grand-challenge
Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward
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