GTI and Carbon Clean Solutions Receive $2.9M DOE Funding for Development of Advanced Carbon Capture Technology

January 15, 2019
Des Plaines, IL
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GTI and Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) announce that they have received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy/National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) to take a breakthrough carbon capture technology a step closer to commercialization. The DOE Office of Fossil Energy has awarded $2.9 million to GTI and CCS-US, the U.S. subsidiary of CCSL, to develop and test a potentially transformational carbon capture technology.

GTI and CCS-US will design, build, and test a prototype demonstration unit at GTI's Des Plaines, Illinois headquarters that will undergo further field testing with coal-fired flue gas at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, Alabama. The 30-month project will showcase a novel equipment design and advanced solvents that could reduce the levelized cost of carbon capture to the DOE's target of $30 per tonne or less.

Entitled 'ROTA-CAP', the technology works by using novel rotating packed beds (RPBs) to intensify the carbon capture process. Will Shimer, General Manager, CCS-US, says, "This is an exciting project that promises to further reduce the cost of carbon capture, and the most important feature is that it will be scalable. ROTA-CAP technology could provide a major reduction in both capex and equipment size, enabling wider-scale commercial deployment of carbon capture systems globally."

"GTI is excited to have CCSL as a partner in this technology development project for DOE's Carbon Capture Program," says Osman Akpolat, GTI Technology Manager. "This technology aligns well with the Program's focus on maximizing the efficiency of the current U.S. fossil-based power generation infrastructure and dramatically reducing the cost of carbon capture technology to facilitate commercial implementation. As with our other technology initiatives also supported by the DOE Carbon Capture Program, GTI seeks to provide significant improvements relative to the current state of the art and we are encouraged by the promise of the ROTA-CAP technology."

This grant follows CCSL’s successful completion of a research and development programme with Newcastle University and the University of Sheffield in the UK in 2016 under a grant from the U.K. Government’s department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.

About GTI

GTI is a leading research, development, and training organization that has been addressing global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 75 years.

About Carbon Clean Solutions USA Inc. (CCS-US)

Carbon Clean Solutions USA Inc. (CCS-US) is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) and a global leader in providing low-cost carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology for industrial and gas treating applications. The company’s patented technology significantly reduces the costs and environmental impacts of CO2 separation, when compared to existing techniques. CCSL’s research was funded by competitive grants, and the company was awarded a ‘Technology Pioneer’ award by the World Economic Forum in 2015. The technology has been proven at demonstration scale in over 10 locations, including the UK, USA, Germany, India, Norway and the Netherlands, and is currently in use at the world’s largest industrial-scale carbon capture and utilisation plant in Tuticorin, India. CCSL is headquartered in London and also operates offices in India and the United States.

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