Carbon Capture and Utilization technology represents a variety of processes, where carbon species (e.g. CO2, CO) are utilized as feedstock to produce valuable carbon-based products such as methanol or methane (CH4). The substitution of fossil feedstocks with “renewable” carbon-based products is a feasible strategy to close the carbon cycle and reduce CO2 emissions of energy intensive industries. For this reason, the plant focuses on CO2 separation to offer a feedstock to produce synthetic CH4 from H2 and CO2. The CO2 separation technology (amine-scrubbing technology) can be connected to different conversion technologies like bioelectrochemical methanation or geo-methanation. CO2-rich off-gas will be available from the steel industry. The separation unit can be fed with CO2 rich off-gas from the power plant or directly with process off-gases. The capacity of the separation unit is about 800kg/day CO2.
Sector coupling by converting CO2 emissions from energy intensive industry into methane as energy carrier, CO2 as feedstock to decarbonise chemical/energy industry.
CO2 capture plant to e.g. store it with renewable hydrogen in a geo-methanation reservoir.
We plan to install an amine scrubber with a capacity of 800kg/day CO2 at the site of an integrated steel plant to provide CO2 for further conversion processes.
Pilot plant + construction + infrastructure + operation of pilot plant = 900.000€