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Reactive Amine Scrubbing for CO2 Conversion (RASCON).

Amine scrubbing is currently the most robust technology for post-combustion capture of CO2 from large-scale industrial emission sources. However, it requires large amounts of heat to regenerate the amine solvent. The innovation objective of this project is to reduce the cost of the amine-scrubbing process for CO2 capture by regenerating the amine at lower temperature (< 100┬░C) and simultaneously coupling the capture with CO2 conversion. The cost of the process can be substantially reduced by 1) the low-temperature regeneration of the amine, and 2) the direct integration between capture and conversion of the CO2 into valuable molecules (formic acid, methyl formate and/or ethylene). The general goal of the RASCON project is to develop a low-temperature reactive scrubbing process where CO2 is converted into industrially valuable products and the amine absorbent is simultaneously regenerated.
Date:1 Jan 2021 →  Today
Disciplines:Catalysis and reacting systems engineering not elsewhere classified, (Bio)chemical reactors, Process engineering not elsewhere classified, Carbon capture engineering
Project type:Collaboration project