Net Zero Carbon Capture at ARC - Pilot scale development and demonstration of carbon capture from waste-to-energy plants

The purpose of this project is to construct, commission and operate a cost-effective pilot scale Carbon Capture plant at ARC, demonstrate satisfactory operation targeted at net zero energy consumption, collect data and optimize the layout and operation of the plant.

DTU CERE has three objectives in this project:

  1. Process simulations and implementation. Theoretical investigations and modelling of how the carbon capture process can be implemented in the best way possible.
  2. Pilot testing. DTU CERE is currently constructing a pilot plant 1/10 th of the size the ARC carbon capture demonstration plant. This pilot plant can be used for an initial test at ARC before the construction of the larger demonstration process.
  3. Keep in touch with Carbon Capture Trends. This is done in order to make sure the ARC carbon capture project is not outdated upon finalization

Task 6.1: Simulate the ARC current energy streams set-up and identify potential implementation strategies for the carbon capture process
Task 6.2: Model and evaluate implementation strategies
Task 6.3: Reconstruct the pilot plant for testing at ARC as well as implementation
Task 6.4: Evaluate the carbon capture technology
Task 6.5: Introduce the operating personal at ARC for the pilot plant
Task 6.6: Review the current carbon capture projects in Europe
Task 6.7: Present the ARC carbon capture project at international conferences
Task 6.8: Write a review paper on the subject, including the ARC set-up
Task 6.9: Evaluate new, potential utilization methods of the carbon dioxide


Head of project: Associate Professor Philip Loldrup Fosbøl.


Sebastian Nis Bay Villadsen
Senior Project Manager
DTU Chemical Engineering


Philip Loldrup Fosbøl
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
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