Jan 2015
Gas Distribution
CO2 Capture through mineralisation
NIA_NGN_118
Complete
Jan 2015
Jul 2016
Northern Gas Networks and Wales and West Utilities
Dan Sadler - Head of Energy Futures (NGN), Michael Evans - Cambridge Carbon Capture, Richard Pomroy, Commercial Manager (WWU)
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Gas Distribution Networks
£52,000.00
The scope of this 12 month programme of work by CCC is to prove the technical advantage of the CCC process of CO2 mineralisation.

The project will contain two stages run in tandem –

Stage 1: Laboratory based experimental analysis of the CO2 mineralisation process (11 months)

Stage 2: Expert review of results of stage 1 experiments to ascertain competitive advantage (11 months)

The objective of this project is to –

  • Determine rates of reaction and mass-balance on the fate of the CO2 that is removed from simulated shale gas.
  • Demonstrate technical feasibility and performance advantage of this technology over existing commercial amine scrubbing technology.
  • Qualify the competitive advantage of CCC technology (over amines) for shale gas CO2 scrubbing.
  • Assess the scale of the opportunity and the route to market.
The success criteria for the project are:

  • Demonstration of CO2 stripping of the simulated gas mixture

  • Chemical analysis of end products proving desired chemistry; demonstration of good utility of Mg(OH)2 (<20% Mg(OH)2 in product solids)

  • Reaction kinetics calculated and validated against available research literature

  • Industrial contacts shortlisted & key discussion questions summarised.

  • Production of market research report