Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 31, 2009
The technology, known as Cryogenic Carbon Capture (CCC), offers a more practical and cost effective solution to carbon capture than any existing technology. CCC was developed in response to a growing demand in the energy industry for a cost effective, retrofit carbon capture technology. Over the last year, a significant amount of compelling research has been done to validate the technology's potential.
"The high costs and energy demands of carbon capture technologies have long been concerns." Explains Richard Boardman, Energy Security Initiative lead for the Idaho National Laboratory, which includes evaluation of carbon capture and reuse options for fossil energy systems. "Cryogenic Carbon Capture helps solve both of these problems by providing a scientifically sound system that is both more efficient and more cost effective relative to competing processes."
Benefits of Cryogenic Carbon Capture:
- Energy Efficiency-The Cryogenic Carbon Capture process is substantially more energy efficient then alternative processes. Studies conducted by the US Department of Energy estimate competing carbon capture technologies' energy requirements to be over 30% more than the CCC estimates. CCC demonstrates these clear energy and operational advantages while also capturing 99% of the CO2. Alternative technologies typically capture around 90% of the CO2.
- Lower Capital Costs- Cryogenic Carbon Capture is a true bolt-on technology that is easily retrofitable to nearly any existing process, thus leveraging existing infrastructure. When integrated in new plant constructions, CCC is able to replace other chemical treatments (including SO2 and Hg removal), offsetting a significant percentage of a new installation cost.
- Installation Advantages-CCC requires less water, and supports energy storage options more easily than other systems.
About Sustainable Energy Solutions:
Sustainable Energy Solutions was founded in 2008 in response to the development of Cryogenic Carbon Capture by Dr. Larry Baxter, professor of Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University. Since its inception, SES has filed several patents on new technologies. These technologies help further SES' larger goal, which is to conceptually develop and scientifically validate solutions to problems within the energy industry on the regional and global scale.
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