C-Capture has been awarded funding of over £1 million to help develop their amine free post-combustion carbon capture solvent technology for use in power generation.
The funding is from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under their Energy Entrepreneurs program, and the CO2 Capture Project (funded by BP, Chevron and Petrobras). The project, working with industrial collaborators, and with world-leading experts in CCS from Sintef in Norway, aims to facilitate scale up of C-Capture technology, focussing on key aspects of relevance for large scale deployment. In particular, it aims to verify the exceptional low energy requirements for CO2 capture, other environmentally beneficial aspects, and to provide an overall understanding of the main benefits compared to other current solvent based approaches for CO2 capture.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tristan Fischer as Executive Chairman of the C-Capture Board. Tristan joins us with over 20 years experience in energy infrastructure projects, with a focus on low carbon and renewable energy.
He brings a wealth of experience from previous positions as CEO, Chairman and/or Director of a number of private and public companies. Previous companies include Camco, where he provided energy efficiency solutions for the coal, steel and cement sectors, Shell Renewables Hydrogen & CO2 and Shell Technology Ventures, where he had multiple roles, and Citigroup Project Finance, where he financed coal, natural gas and IGCC power stations.
Prof. Chris Rayner, Founder Director of C-Capture commented, ‘The appointment of Tristan to the Board represents a major milestone in the maturation of C-Capture as we progress to commercialisation of our technology. We are very excited about his appointment and look forward to working with him at this vital stage of the company development.’
Tristan Fischer commented, ‘I am particularly excited about the prospect of working with such an innovative and enthusiastic group of people. The C-Capture technology is a major improvement over current processes for CO2 removal, and the broad range of potential applications represents a tremendous opportunity as we make the transition to a low carbon world.’
C-Capture has been co-funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency to help develop their Biogas units for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and landfill gas upgrading. The project started in late 2017 to develop lower cost process units for removing CO2 from methane gas streams using the proprietary C-Capture solvent. Such upgrading of biogas is very important to increase the methane content to levels suitable for renewable energy applications, including electricity generation, as a transport fuel and for injection into the gas grid (C-Capture Gas Sweeting Unit).
C-Capture exhibits at ADBA’s Biomethane & Gas Vehicle Conference on 27th September 2017 in Queen’s Hotel, Leeds to engage with members of the AD industry and explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of biomethane as a low-cost renewable transport fuel.