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Reference Number ETI-CC2004
Title Carbon Capture and Storage by Mineralisation
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 50%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 transport) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Caterpillar UK Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 04 May 2010
End Date 18 December 2012
Duration 31 months
Total Grant Value £1,000,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region East of England
Programme Carbon Capture and Storage
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Caterpillar UK Ltd (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Nottingham (0.001%)
Project Contact , British Geological Survey (BGS) - NERC (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract CCS by mineralisation has been identified as a promising additional method of sequestering CO2 emissions. Minerals and CO2 can react together to permanently store CO2 as a solid carbonate product, which can then be safely stored, used as an aggregate or turned into useful end products such as bricks or filler for concrete. This 1m project, launched in May 2010 carried out a detailed study of the availability and distribution of suitable minerals across the UK along with studying the technologies that could be used to economically capture and store CO2 emissions. The project consortium involved Caterpillar, BGS and the University of Nottingham. The objective was to investigate the potential for CCS Mineralisation to mitigate at least 2% of current UK CO2 emissions and 2% of worldwide emissions over a 100- year period. The project has found that there is an abundance of suitable minerals available in the UK and worldwide to meet these mitigation targets. However, challenges remain to make the capture process economically attractive and to reduce its energy use. Significant niche opportunities exist where waste materials are used as feedstock and/or the process produces value-added products, but markets would not be at the level required to meet the mitigation targets.
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