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Advanced Materials for CO2 Capture and Separation

A techno-economic investigation commissioned by the members of the Carbon Dioxide Capture & Conversion (CO2CC) Program


See PPT Deck here (as PDF)See Report of TofC here (as PDF)

  • Economic analysis of CO2 absorption, CO2 adsorption, and membrane separation.
  • State-of-the-art technology development on absorption, adsorption, membrane separation and other CO2 capture technologies.
  • Defining pathways to overcome the hurdles of the development of CO2 capture technologies

The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR) continues to provide forward-looking advice in its new multi-client and select-client reports along with those delivered for its membership programs.

Members of TCGR’s Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program understand that in their decarbonization efforts CO2 capture is a critical topic in need of research and innovation. TCGR is sharing access to a PowerPoint Deck which extracts the important and salient findings from this recently completed techno-economic report entitled, Advanced Materials for CO2 Capture and Separation. This report was developed as one of the three reports delivered in 2022 exclusively to members of our CO2CC Program.

A critical feature of the CO2CC Program is its members-only techno-economic reports, where topics are selected by ballot and where contents are shaped by members’ Table of Contents inputs.

The report evaluates and discusses recent developments related to CO2 capture technologies, in particular absorption using liquid solvents, adsorption using solid adsorbents, and advanced membrane-based CO2 separation. The scope covers materials development, reaction mechanisms, the optimization of process parameters, reactors design, system integration, economic performance, the innovative configuration of system units, etc. In addition, other CO2 capture technologies, including oxyfuel combustion, chemical looping, direct air capture, and cryogenic carbon capture, are covered in this report.

The report includes:

  • Modification of solvents for CO2 absorption and challenges of the current use of solvents.
  • Recent developments in terms of the optimization of process parameters including temperature, CO2 concentration, pressure, and flow rate.
  • Current developments of reactor design and improvement for CO2 absorption and adsorption.
  • Recent technology developments for membrane-based CO2 capture related to the development of new membranes.
  • Recent developments on other CO2 capture technologies including pre-combustion CO2 capture (e.g., sorption enhanced H2 production), oxyfuel combustion, chemical looping, and cryogenic carbon capture.
Figure 1: Illustration of oxy-fuel combustion assisted sorption enhanced gasification.
Source: Coppola et al., 2022

By the direction of the member companies (through balloting and other interactive means) and operated by TCGR, the CO2CC Program delivers weekly monitoring communications via email (CO2CC Communiqués), three techno-economic reports (highly referenced and peer reviewed) and scheduled meetings of members (either in-person or via webinar). Access to deliverables is exclusive to members.

In addition to the program deliverables, TCGR works with members to identify and foster competitive advantage and opportunity. This value-added relationship, along with active participation by the membership, leads to improved (or unique) external R&D and commercial investment possibilities.

Don’t be left behind! Align with leading industrial member-companies like BASF, Braskem, CEPSA, Dow, Linde, LyondellBasell, Reliance, Shell and TotalEnergies, among others in the CO2 conversion space by joining the CO2CC Program today. This is the only way to get TCGR’s in-depth and unparalleled report, Advanced Materials for CO2 Capture and Separation.

More information about this report and other services of the CO2CC Program can be seen at http://www.catalystgrp.com/php/tcgr_co2cc.php.

Call +1-215-628-4447 or e-mail Chris Dziedziak at cdziedziak@catalystgrp.com, and we’ll be happy to discuss these and other interesting membership benefits.

The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR), a member of The Catalyst Group, is dedicated to monitoring and analyzing technical and commercial developments in catalysis as they apply to the global refining, petrochemical, fine/specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, polymer/elastomer and environmental industries.