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CO2Hybrid - Hybrid solvent-Membrane for Post-Combustion CO2 Capture and Utilization

CO2-Hybrid is focusing on the demonstration of next level CCS technologies in major CO2-emitting industries. The main objective of CO2-Hybrid is the scale up and demonstration of a hybrid solution based on a membrane pre-concentration step and chemical absorption polishing step.

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CO2 Hybrid aims to develop high-potential, novel and environmentally friendly technologies and processes for CO2 capture and utilization or storage decreasing the footprint, costs, and energy consumption of capture installation. The project aims to integrate and evaluate a hybrid solution based on membrane separation technology and chemical absorption process for CO2 capture both in post-combustion and pre-combustion. We aim for reduction of efficiency penalty compared to a demonstrated state-of-the-art capture process and deliver proofs-of-concept for each process for 90% CO2 capture and 95% CO2 purity. Two membranes and two solvents will be used to produce two hybrid configurations which will be tested in two pilot test sites with different industrial gas properties: coal/natural gas fired power plant and Waste2Energy pilot installations.

SINTEF will develop and upscale production of at least two high-performance CO2-selective membrane materials and modules, from previous development work (POLYMEM project 2015-2019, NFR, TRL >3-4) with a specific target of commercial-ready membrane modules and at least two membranes for demonstration (TRL 5-7)

The project is built on international and national cooperation, and three research institutes and two universities are involved; one Norwegian partner (SINTEF) and four international collaborators from Romania: the project coordinator Polytechnic University of Bucharest (UPB), Babes Bolyai University (UBB), National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies Cluj-Napoca (INCDTIM) and The National Institute for Research And Development On Marine Geology And Geo-Ecology (GeoEcoMar).

The CO2Hybrid project is a research project financed under EEA Romania-Norway call, NO Grants 2014–2021, contract no. 13/2020

We are actively looking for interested end-users from various producing CO2 industries for discussions and partnerships.

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Project duration

2020 - 2023