CO2 Solutions, Neumann Systems Demonstrate Carbon Capture Pilot

CO2 Solutions has partnered with emissions control provider Neumann Systems Group for a carbon capture pilot demonstration.

The companies expect the combination of their two proprietary technologies will result in a significantly lower cost process for the capture of CO2 from industrial effluent gases.

Following this pilot, the companies anticipate co-marketing a combined product for profitable application in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and other existing and new CO2 sequestration and reuse markets.

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In addition, another article from the website discusses how they’re reduced costs by one third,

CO2 Solutions says it has demonstrated that its enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology is at least one-third less expensive than existing carbon capture technology in terms of energy consumption, and can withstand the rigors of industrial application — two technical performance milestones for its Alberta oil sands project, the company says.

The project will now proceed to the large-bench scale (0.5 metric ton/day CO2 capture) testing phase for the remainder of 2013 where the same performance metrics will be validated under flue gas conditions. Following successful large-bench validation and, according to the current schedule, the project will move to field pilot-scale (approximately 15 metric tons/day CO2 capture) testing in 2014, CO2 Solutions says.

CO2 Solutions’ enzymatic technology yielded an energy cost reduction of at least 33 percent compared to existing carbon capture technologies when employed to capture 90 percent of the CO2 emissions from natural gas combustion at a typical in-situ oil sands operation, the company says. The 33 percent cost reduction was achieved without any process optimization, and the company expects further savings upon optimization and operational integration in later development phases.

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