Cryogenic Carbon Capture™ (CCC) is a post-combustion technology that reduces carbon emissions from fossil-fueled power plants and integrates seamlessly with Chart's principal equipment.
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.
"Of all these [carbon capture] processes, I regard the CCC process to have the greatest potential." Howard Herzog, MIT Energy Initiative
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.
Cryogenic Carbon Capture can be implemented as a retrofit or greenfield installation in one of 3 ways:
CCC uses phase change to separate carbon dioxide and other pollutants from exhaust and process gases.
CO2 is refrigerated to around -140°C and desublimates (changes from a gas to a solid). Solid CO2 is then separated from the remaining gas, pressurized, melted and delivered at pipeline pressure.
Captured CO2 can be used in a range of processes, from enhanced oil recovery to beverage carbonation.
The sublimation process also captures other harmful pollutants, such as NOx, SOx and mercury, hence in a greenfield system, CCC negates the need for a separate pollutant removal system.
CCC captures carbon for a fraction of the cost and energy of current methods:
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.
SES and partners teamed up to deliver the cement industry's first integrated carbon capture pilot plant.
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