C-Capture designs world-leading chemical processes for the capture of carbon dioxide

C-Capture has patented a unique, solvent-based technology which offers a safe, low-cost way to remove carbon dioxide from emissions using a post-combustion capture approach. This technology can be deployed on most processes requiring CO2 separation from other gases, including power stations, cement plants, hydrogen production facilities, steel or glass making factories, or natural gas upgrading plants. C-Capture was founded in 2009 as a spin-out from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Leeds, and recent investors include IP Group, Drax, and BP Ventures.

C-Capture’s technology

C-Capture’s technology can also separate CO2 from natural gas or hydrogen, and from biogas from anaerobic digestion to produce biomethane as a renewable fuel.

The technology uses a new class of capture solvents that are amine and nitrogen free, are not classified as hazardous, are inexpensive, and can be manufactured on a large scale. 

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Drax

C-Capture currently leads a major new collaborative project funded by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to scale up and deploy its technology at Drax power station in North Yorkshire.

The project will see carbon dioxide captured from biomass used in power generation, and show how C-Capture’s technology can be used as part of a process to remove existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (BECCS). C-Capture is proud of the potential its technology offers to mitigate climate change as part of the growing market for environmentally-conscious power generation and industrial processes.

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