Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number InnUK/102213/01
Title Combined Energy Recovery & CO2 Removal (CoERCe)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Charmstar Cambridge Limited t/a CEAD
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 June 2015
End Date 31 May 2016
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £112,285
Industrial Sectors
Region East of England
Programme Competition Call: 1405_CRD_ENE_GEN_ENCATESR1 - Not Available. Activity Energy Catalyst Rnd 1 Early Stage
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Charmstar Cambridge Limited t/a CEAD (87.978%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , European Thermodynamics Limited (12.022%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Cranfield University (0.000%)
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This project is linked to EP/N508615/1

We propose the most fundamental, ambitious and concerted multi-disciplinary investigation into understanding of synthesis and performance of carbon capture materials (CCMs) yet attempted. We believe the findings from this study will mark a major leap forward into understanding of manufacturing low cost and efficient CCMs with unique properties and applications. A systematic investigation will be carried out to examine the performance of the molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) synthesized for CO2 capture through suspension polymerisation technique. This research involves the application of a powerful set of complementary techniques to the study of synthesis and performance of prepared MIPs comprising: HRSEM, TEM, XRD, adsorbing/desorbing rig, gas analyser. A substantially better understanding of the synthesis process and performance of MIPs is likely to yield important economic benefits, e.g. better process control, efficiency, improved reproducibility and the capacity to modify products for specific applications. Such a step forward to a new level of understanding would open the way to innovative applications in both residential and industrial emission emitter systems.

Abstract The CoERCe project (Combined Energy Recovery & CO2 Removal) will confirm the technical feasibility of an integrated CO2 recovery system for medium scale emitters of CO2. The system is targeted at commercial and industrial premises with particular emphasis on biomass although it can be applied across all scales and fuel sources. It has the potential to remove other targeted contaminants within flue gas. The technology consists of a novel solid CO2 sorbent material produced by molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) that can adsorb targeted molecules, in this case CO2. The advantage of MIPs is their low cost, they can be mass produced and the lower energy input to recover the CO2. All of these benefits contribute to the energy trilemma. The potential to produce carbon negative biomass burners is likely to accelerate sales to the industrial and commercial medium scale producers of CO2 targeted by this project.
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