New Era CCS Technologies/Direct Carbon Capture
There is growing acknowledgement of Carbon capture and storage from industrial sources as the vital element in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Industrial CCS can be defined as the capture, transport, and storage (or utilization) of CO2 that would otherwise have been emitted to the atmosphere from commercial facilities, excluding the power sector. The fossil-fuel-generated electricity represents a large source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for about two-thirds of stationary point-source CO2 emissions in 2018 (EPA-FLIGHT, database).
Our aim is to design and test the systems for post-combustion CO2 capture from coal and natural gas power systems through the performance of engineering scale testing of transformational carbon capture technologies. We are conducting initial engineering analysis on the design and implementation of carbon capture technologies specific to industrial CO2 sources. Eventually, design of the capture system will result in reduction of the cost of capture in $/tonne CO2 captured.
Additionally, there is fundamental research required to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies. Our goal is to develop new technologies and materials to capture and store the CO2 directly from the industrial sources.