Carbon Capture Theme

According to International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasts, global coal consumption will continue at the present level and probably even increase over the next decades. As a means of limiting the contribution of coal to climate change, this has led many countries to take a strong interest in carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Carbon capture is a long standing field of expertise at CERE. We have taken part in a number of European Union research programs – currently we are participating in the OCTAVIUS (Optimization of CO2 Capture Technology Allowing Verification and Implementation at Utility Scale) project. It is funded under the 7th EU framework program for research (FP7) similar to the newly started INTERACT projects. In INTERACT we are looking at using enzymes to enhance the efficiency of carbon capture solvents. CERE is one of over twenty academic and industrial partners from more than ten countries joined by the common goal of taking CCS closer to industrial application.
CERE has also taken part in the recently concluded European CCS project “iCap”. Here CERE has been active in thermodynamic modeling on two fronts. The first is the idea of utilizing gas hydrates – known to be highly problematic in oil and gas exploration – in carbon capture. The second is the use of complex fluids as de-mixing components.

Initiated: 2013 (as a JIP).
Industry partners: EON, EDF, EnBW, ESKOM, ENEL, DOOSAN, Bilfinger, Gassnova.

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Nicolas von Solms, nvs@kt.dtu.dk 

Contact

Nicolas von Solms
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 67

Contact

Philip Loldrup Fosbøl
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 28 68