Thermal Electricity Generation

Carbon Capture Technology

Despite dramatic recent reductions in the cost of installing renewable energy generation such as wind and solar, in 2018 approximately 65% of the global electricity supply was derived from combustion of fossil fuels, principally coal and natural gas, representing nearly 25% of total global carbon emissions.

By separating the CO2 by-product at source into a form suitable for storage or utilisation, carbon capture technology has the potential to allow society to rapidly decarbonise this essential component of a modern economy.

C-Capture's pilot plant at Drax Power Station

C-Capture’s Technology

C-Capture’s unique, low-cost, low-impact carbon capture technology can be installed at new build installations or retrofitted to existing assets to decarbonise their activities.

Furthermore, capturing the CO2 emissions from burning responsibly and sustainably sourced biomass (bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, or BECCS) has the potential to generate negative emissions electricity, which has the net effect of removing CO2 from the atmosphere. This approach will be crucial to reach net zero targets when other sectors which are hard to decarbonise with current technology, such as aviation, are considered.

Drax Power Station Pilot Plant

C-Capture has had a pilot plant installed at Drax Power Station, N. Yorkshire, UK since February 2019.

This is a key stage in allowing us to design a full scale plant capable of capturing 10,000+ tonnes of CO2 per day from one of the four biomass boilers. The data generated by the pilot plant includes the stability and efficiency of the capture process, the compatibility of our solvent technology with biomass derived flue gas, the rate of solvent degradation (a key component of the operating cost of our process), and understand and mitigate any potential environmental impact of our process.

If you are interested in the potential of using C-Capture’s technology to capture CO2 from your industrial process, get in touch and talk to one of our dedicated team about how our innovative technology can benefit your business.