• Austrian researchers hoping to reduce CO2 separation costs by using solid amine capture particles in pilot scale demonstration

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

A collaboration between Vienna University of Technology, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (of Austria), Shell and power and chemical engineering company Bertsch is moving a new technology for carbon capture from the lab to pilot scale. The innovation within the new process is that the CO2 is captured by solid amine-functionalised particles rather than the aqueous amine solvents used in many processes thus far. By using the solid particles, the researchers expect to reduce the CO2separation costs by 25%, a significant improvement.  The site of the pilot testing will be the Wien Energie Biomass Power Plant in the Simmering area of Vienna, where 1 tonne of CO2 is to be captured per day from the plant’s design output of 17.5 MW of electrical energy and 35 MW of thermal energy.