Call 2 - Capture projects

This project aims to build on and strengthen joint industry research programmes between Edinburgh, Doosan Power
Systems in the UK and Sulzer ChemTech, a world leading manufacturer of separation processes equipment, with the objectives to move beyond current concepts for designing CO2 absorption columns for base-load operation, and towards new columns capable...

Principal investigator(s): 
M. Lucquiaud
Lead institution: 
University of Edinburgh

This project contributes significantly to the de-risking of a technology which has a significantly lower efficiency penalty than post-combustion capture using MEA scrubbing. The work here specifically targets two industrial sectors where MEA scrubbing is at a significant disadvantage (only ~ 30 % of the low-grade heat required for MEA scrubbing is...

Principal investigator(s): 
E.J. Anthony
Lead institution: 
Cranfield University

The project is mainly experimental in nature. Sieved samples of a variety of UK, Canadian and Spanish limestones will be pre-calcined and sintered at elevated temperatures to differing extents under various steam atmospheres, potentially with the addition of salts. The relativities of the produced materials will be tested, initially in a thermogravimetric...

Principal investigator(s): 
P.S. Fennell
Lead institution: 
Imperial College London
Increased population and increased economic activity have one important thing in common: increased energy demand. More and more, concern is mounting surrounding the broader environmental impact associated with this, and we are forced to consider the harsh reality that societies which systematically abuse and exploit their ecosystems tend not to...
Principal investigator(s): 
J. Hallett
Lead institution: 
Imperial College London

Oxy-fuel combustion has been recognised as one of the very competitive technologies for CO2 capture in the power generation sector. Its importance for CCS technology development in the UK is evident from the Government's recent decision to fund the FEED study on White Rose Partnership project. Traditionally furnace design replies on experience...

Principal investigator(s): 
L. Ma
Lead institution: 
University of Sheffield
Aqueous amine scrubbing was originally developed for natural gas treatment and is currently considered to be the current best available technology for post-combustion capture (PCC) of CO2 from both pulverised fuel (PF) and natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants. A major issue is the severe thermo-oxidative degradation of alkanomaine...
Principal investigator(s): 
C. Sun
Lead institution: 
University of Nottingham
The world's population is predicted to grow from the current 7 billions to a plateau of approximately 9.2 billions to be reached within the next 60 years, representing roughly a 30 % increase in a not so distant future. The need for more energy efficient methods of producing synthetic fertilisers...
Principal investigator(s): 
V. Dupont
Lead institution: 
University of Leeds