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This blog was co-authored by Sergio Ramirez-Solis, School of Chemical and Process Engineering (SCAPE), University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK and Khalil Al Hanashi, Low Carbon Energy and Resources Technologies, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2TU, UK. Chemical looping combustion (CLC) as an emerging technology to reduce CO 2 emissions has its origins in the ’80s. Professor Ben Anthony from Cranfield University, who is an expert in the field of CCUS, has highlighted that the actual situation of CLC is in the demonstration stage with pilot facilities in countries such as Spain, USA, China, etc. Dr Anthony cited that an advantage of CLC is its flexibility to be used in different applications such as power plants, the cement...Read more
This blog was co-authored by Alexandros Argyris and Yoga Wienda Pratama. The main session of the UKCCSRC Conference in Cardiff was opened by an update from BEIS and EPSRC. An update from BEIS was presented by Brian Allison, Assistant Head CCUS R&D, Innovation and International Engagement, who talked about the UK Government action plan on the development of carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS). He said that this action is not only within the UK but also includes multi-lateral collaboration between the UK and other countries. The action plan is aimed to enable the first CCUS facility deployment in the UK in the mid-2020s, to fulfil the UK’s ambition to have CCUS being deployed at scale during the 2030s as...Read more
This blog was co-authored by Abdul’Aziz A. Aliyu, Energy 2050, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, Junyao Wang, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, Di Zhang, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London. Gearóid FitzGerald, Commercial CCS Manager, Ervia spoke on the Cork CCS project as an innovative technology that is key to decarbonizing Ireland’s energy industry. FitzGerald emphasized the role of CCS as a critical pathway in decarbonizing electricity generation in Ireland, because no other technology visible today can provide long-term and low-carbon peak supply of electricity at scale in Ireland. Cork CCS project is expected to deliver carbon neutral gas network in about 2 decades from now. Jan Hopman, Director, of the Dutch CCS research programme called...Read more
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has widely been considered as the only technology available that can achieve deep reductions in carbon emissions from both power generation and industrial processes. However, despite the progress achieved so far, the large energy penalty of CO 2 capture with existing technologies, which represents the most costly single element of the whole CCS chain, still remains a major performance barrier. Among many new technologies that have been explored in recent years, adsorption-based capture, also known as dry CO 2 scrubbing, has been considered as a viable alternative to the state-of-the-art aqueous amine scrubbing for significantly reduced energy penalty, with a range of porous solid sorbents with high adsorption capacities having been developed at different laboratory...Read more