CCS Next Generation Gas Capture Technology

Advanced technology to reduce cost and capture penalty for retrofit and new-build gas-fired power stations. Stage 1: design study (August 2012 – January 2014) £0.8M; Stage 2: c5 MW pilot (2014 – 2017) £10M)

  • Project to accelerate the development of advanced carbon capture technologies for gas-fired power stations
  • Contribution of gas-fired power stations to the UK energy mix appears set to continue to grow rapidly over the next decade
  • Aim is to design, construct and test a UK-based multi megawatt demonstration plant capable of capturing up to 95% of CO2 emissions

This project seeks to accelerate the development of advanced carbon capture technologies for gas-fired power stations

In 2012 ETI launched the project with Inventys Thermal Technologies in collaboration with the Howden Group and Doosan Power Systems. The first phase of the project focused on a small scale demonstrator prototype, laboratory work and a techno-economic assessment to confirm the projected benefits of the technologies use on gas-fired power stations.

The overall aim of the project is to design, construct and test a UK-based multi-megawatt carbon capture demonstration plant capable of capturing up to 95% of CO2 emissions. To progress this, in September 2013 ETI sought proposals from companies, in addition to Inventys, who have potentially breakthrough technologies in this area and whose development plans are sufficiently developed to move directly into the detailed design, construction and testing of a multi megawatt pilot/demonstration plant.

ETI are reviewing proposals and the results of the Inventys project to confirm the projected benefits and readiness of companies to undertake the second stage of the project. At the end of this selection process ETI will decide whether or not to invest up to £20m over a period of three years in the detailed design, assembly and testing of a UK demonstrator plant.