Recent Progress on Process Integration of the Ca-Cu Technology for Decarbonization of Ammonia, Iron and Steel and Hydrogen Industries

Recent progress of the Ca-Cu technology for decarbonisation of power plants and carbon intensive industries. Int J Greenhouse Gas Control, 2019, 85: 71-85

3 Pages Posted: 14 May 2019

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Isabel Martínez

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)

Leonardo Riva

Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Energy

Jose Ramón Fernández

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)

Michela Martini

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Juan Carlos Abanades

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC)

Fausto Gallucci

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Martin van Sint Annaland

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Matteo Carmelo Romano

Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Energy

Date Written: October 19, 2018

Abstract

Highly efficient pre-combustion systems are sustainable alternatives for producing hydrogen with reduced carbon footprint. The Ca-Cu looping process is a novel CO2 capture process that combines Sorption Enhanced Reforming (SER) for the production of (almost) pure H2 with a Cu/CuO redox cycle to regenerate the CO2 sorbent with a low energy penalty and potential reduction in capture cost. Over the last few years, the Ca-Cu looping process has seen noticeable progresses in its development and has recently been demonstrated up to TRL4/5 within the Ascent EU project, under conditions that are relevant for a range of industrial applications. This work reviews the most recent achievements and open gaps of knowledge in the development of this emerging process, focusing on experimental validation performed in lab-scale fixed bed reactors and on techno-economic assessment of the application in industrial plants for hydrogen, ammonia and steel production.

Keywords: CO2 capture, sorption enhanced reforming, calcium looping, chemical looping

Suggested Citation

Martínez, Isabel and Riva, Leonardo and Fernández, Jose Ramón and Martini, Michela and Abanades, Juan Carlos and Gallucci, Fausto and van Sint Annaland, Martin and Romano, Matteo Carmelo, Recent Progress on Process Integration of the Ca-Cu Technology for Decarbonization of Ammonia, Iron and Steel and Hydrogen Industries (October 19, 2018). Recent progress of the Ca-Cu technology for decarbonisation of power plants and carbon intensive industries. Int J Greenhouse Gas Control, 2019, 85: 71-85, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3378411

Isabel Martínez (Contact Author)

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) ( email )

28006 Madrid
Spain

Leonardo Riva

Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Energy ( email )

via Lambruschini 4
Milan, 20156
Italy

Jose Ramón Fernández

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) ( email )

28006 Madrid
Spain

Michela Martini

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

PO Box 513
Eindhoven, 5600 MB
Netherlands

Juan Carlos Abanades

Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) ( email )

28006 Madrid
Spain

Fausto Gallucci

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

PO Box 513
Eindhoven, 5600 MB
Netherlands

Martin Van Sint Annaland

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

PO Box 513
Eindhoven, 5600 MB
Netherlands

Matteo Carmelo Romano

Polytechnic University of Milan - Department of Energy ( email )

via Lambruschini 4
Milan, 20156
Italy

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