The Carbon Dioxide Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program is a membership-directed consortium, launched in January 2010, whose members are involved in developing, monitoring and utilizing the “state-of-the-art” in technological progress and commercial implementation of carbon dioxide capture and conversion.
The program’s objective is to document and assess technically and commercially viable options for the capture/clean-up/utilization of CO2 and its mitigation via energy efficiency gains which meaningfully address “decarbonization” and the challenges posed by CO2 life cycle and overall sustainability issues.
Included in the program’s scope are:
- Global decarbonization efforts towards net zero or negative carbon emissions
- Industrial process technology shifts towards renewable, circular and sustainable practices
- CO2 capture and/or separation
- CO2 concentration, purification and/or other post-treatment
- CO2 utilization/conversion (e.g., CO2 as a feedstock) for use as a fuel or intermediate, including enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
- Energy requirements (and other costs), including energy efficiency
- Industrial process improvements and energy saving initiatives which mitigate CO2 production
- Bottom-line financial (income) impacts resulting from CO2 reduction programs
- Life-Cycle Analyses (LCAs) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of chemical value chains
- GHG/CO2 regulation and “cap and trade” developments
By the direction of the member companies (through balloting and other interactive means) and operated by TCGR, the 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.
Members maintain strong relationships with contact points (“liaisons”) and benefit from preferred communications between themselves. Companies which have been involved in the program since initiation include:
-King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)
-Mitsubishi Chemical (via the Kaiteki Institute)
-National Institute for Clean and Low Carbon Energy (NICE), PRC
For more information, including a “Membership Agreement” delineating the deliverables and how the membership works, please contact John J. Murphy, Program Director at John J. Murphy at catalystgrp.com or +1-215-628-4447.
CO2 Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program Reports Table of Contents
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Sustainable Chemical and Polymer Production
Energy Efficiency/CO2 Mitigation Case Study Series – Vol. 3: Allied Industries
The Role of CO2 Emissions Reduction in Overall Corporate Sustainability
Energy Efficiency CO2 Mitigation Case Study Series – Vol 2
Integrated CO2 Capture and Conversion from Flue Gases
Progress Towards Technologically and Commercially Viable CO2 Conversion to Olefins, Acids and Esters
2013 CO2 Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program Reports Table of Contents
Catalytic Routes to CO2 Conversion: An Assessment of the Technology Pipeline
CO2 in Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR): Sources, Capture Technologies and Applications
Conversion of CO2 to Syngas and Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG): Technologies and Markets
2011 CO2 Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program Reports Table of Contents
Benchmarking CO2 Capture Technology (Vol. 2): Pre-Combustion and Oxy-Combustion Routes
Advances in Technologies for CO2 Conversion to Fuels
Innovative Materials and Processes for CO2 Capture
2010 CO2 Capture and Conversion (CO2CC) Program Reports Table of Contents
Benchmarking CO2 Capture Technology (Vol. 1): Post-Combustion Routes
Advances in Technologies for CO2 Conversion to Chemicals
Progress Towards Cost-Effective H2 Supply and Energy Sources for CO2 Activation in Conversion Applications