Cryogenic Carbon Capture™ (CCC)

Has the potential to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fueled power plants by 95 to 99% with half the cost and energy of other carbon capture processes. In addition, CCC also removes harmful pollutants, such as SOx, NOx and mercury. Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES), the company that developed CCC, was acquired by Chart in 2021.

Conceptually Simple and Proven Process

Cryogenic Carbon Capture technology

  • Average capture >95% with thousands of hours of cumulative test data from exhaust sources including natural gas, coal, cement and biomass
  • Lowest cost and easiest retrofit carbon capture technology
  • Integrated grid scale energy storage
  • Produces high purity liquid CO2

"Of all these [carbon capture] processes, I regard the CCC process to have the greatest potential." Howard Herzog, MIT Energy Initiative

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Eliminating Fugitive Methane Emissions

The Kathairos Solution works with Chart's MicroBulk system to provide a continuous, unattended supply of nitrogen for pneumatic devices at off-grid oil and gas facilities.

Perfect Fit

CCC is a perfect fit with Chart's IPSMR® process technology, brazed aluminum heat exchangers, liquid CO2 storage tanks and transportables providing liquid CO2 for end-use applications.

Energy Storing

CCC's 'Energy Storing' implementation also enables highly efficient grid scale energy storage with better use of renewable energy sources that virtually eliminates the parasitic load during peak demand.

Steam Cycle Integration

Warm exhaust gas entering the CCC process can first be used to heat the feed water to the boiler. This boosts the steam cycle efficiency and power output of the plant and delivers more power for the same initial investment.

Proven in the field

SES and partners teamed up to deliver the cement industry's first integrated carbon capture pilot plant and have also conducted successful field demonstrations using natural gas, coal and bio-mass as exhaust gas sources.

Improved Efficiency

Cryogenic Carbon Capture technology

  • Achieves the same reduction in carbon emissions of a state of the art amine absorption process for around half the cost per tonne of avoided CO2
  • Requires only half the energy as a state of the art amine process. The energy requirement of a carbon capture system is typically expressed as a percentage of the power generated by the plant and referred to as parasitic load. The parasitic load of CCC is 14% versus 28% for an amine absorption process

Eliminating Methane Emissions

The Kathairos™ Solution uses liquid nitrogen, instead of methane, to operate pneumatic devices at off-grid oil and gas facilities thereby eliminating methane emissions during routine site venting. Chart's MicroBulk system provides a continuous unattended nitrogen supply. Solution can be purchased outright or leased.


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