Tag: Carbon Capture and Utilization

Morimoto et al. (2023): Scenario assessment of introducing carbon utilization and carbon removal technologies considering future technological transition based on renewable energy and direct air capture

Shinichirou Morimoto, Naomi Kitagawa, Farid Bensebaa, Amit Kumar, Sho Kataoka, Satoshi Taniguchi IN: Journal of Cleaner Production 402, 136763, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.136763

In this study, four synthetic fuels (fuels produced from captured CO2 and H2), methanol, methane, gasoline, and diesel, were evaluated by life cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic assessment (TEA). Five representative countries with different regional characteristics were selected for the study. A bottom-up integrated LCA/TEA approach was used, involving detailed process simulations to avoid uncertainties and to evaluate future technological transitions based on direct air capture (DAC) and renewable energy. The overarching objective of this study was to provide a transparent framework with a common dataset generation methodology to determine the countries that have the advantages/disadvantages in synthetic fuel production and sale, considering the local operational parameters and large-scale introduction of DAC/renewable energy. 


Stakeholder-Dialog zur Carbon-Management-Strategie begonnen

umweltwirtschaft.com, 27. März 2023

“Im Bundeswirtschaftsministerium (BMWK) hat am Freitag der Stakeholderdialog zur Carbon Management-Strategie begonnen. Das Ziel der Strategie sei es, den Einsatz von Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) und Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) in Deutschland zu fördern und somit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Treibhausgasneutralität zu leisten, teilte das BMWK mit. An der Auftaktveranstaltung nahmen über 50 Institutionen teil, darunter Vertreter von Branchen- und Umweltverbänden sowie anderen Stakeholdern.”


Online event: Inherit CS – CDR via Anaerobic Digestion

Tue, May 3, 2022; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST by OpenAir

“This Is CDR” welcomes “Inherit Carbon Solutions” co-founders Kaja Voss and Mike Carpenter to talk about the company’s scalable CDR method of capture and geologic sequestration of biogenic CO2 from biogas, waste treatment, landfill, and other anaerobic digestion processes.


A Common Framework for consistent conduct and transparent reporting of carbon dioxide removal and CCU Technology Appraisal, Volume II

Manuscript deadline: 01 February 2022

This Research Topic of Frontiers is part of the Harmonizing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) guidelines series: “Harmonizing Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) guidelines: A Common Framework for consistent conduct and transparent reporting of carbon dioxide removal and CCU Technology Appraisal, Volume I“. The group now presents to the Editors of FIC-NET this proposal to put together an invitation-only article collection on harmonizing efforts for assessments for carbon dioxide capture, removal, utilization, and storage.


Technical paper: Reaching zero with renewables capturing carbon

Martina Lyons, Paul Durrant and Karan Kochha (IRENA reports: Technical Paper 4/2021)

This technical Paper explores the status and potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS), carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies and their roles alongside renewables in the deep decarbonisation of energy systems. It summarises the status in terms of current deployment and costs, potential future roles, and the challenges and prospects for scaling-up their use in the context of the 1.5°C climate change goal and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The annexes provide additional resources and more detailed background information, including a discussion of key components, and tables presenting information on existing and planned projects.


Splash 247.com: K Line makes history with successful carbon capture at sea

“Carbon capture and storage at sea is now a thing following landmark trials onboard a Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) coal carrier. Tokyo-headquartered K Line has been carrying out trials of a new contraption it has installed on a ship on charter to Tohoku Electric Power, which it developed in association with Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and ClassNK. The captured CO2 had a purity of more than 99.9%, which allows it potentially to be used in a wide range of applications, including chemical processes to enhance production of fertilizer or methanol, general use such as dry ice for cooling, and enhanced oil recovery to increase crude oil production.”


Chemical Engineering: Integration of CO2 Direct Air Caputre and Alcohol-to-Jet Fuels Manufacturing

“A feasibility study is underway for the world’s first commercial facility that integrates direct air capture (DAC) of atmospheric carbon dioxide with gas fermentation of CO2 and production of aviation fuels. LanzaTech (Chicago, Ill.; www.lanzatech.com) and Carbon Engineering (Squamish, B.C.; www.carbonengineering.com) have partnered on this first-of-its-kind facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel from atmospheric CO2.”