At the end of March, 2019 the industrial tests of CARBONCAPT unit, an innovative plant, designated for Carbon Capture and Liquefaction projects at cement plants, biogas plants, incenerators and similar had been finished. The pilot plant was designed and manufactured by Landsborg Group LLC, based on the latest achievements of Post Combustion Capture technology. It features low operation and maintenance costs, low energy consumption and very fast ROI.

Within the recent 40 years the Carbon Capture and Utilization - CCU or Storage - CCS technologies have been actively implemented, modified and improved. Different concepts, i.e. Pre Combustion Capture, Post Combustion Capture, Oxi Fuel, PSA adsorption and others have been and still are verified in different parts of the globe. The economic benchmarking have shown, that the amine-based chemical Post Combustion Carbon Capture process dozens of times have proved to be the most commercially viable option for the upcoming 10 years.

The amine-based chemical absorption process implies the drip irrigation of flue gases coming upwards from the bottom of absorbing column by the liquid absorbing solvent, which comes downwards, thus the saturation of absorbing solvent with the CO2 is taking place. This part of the process features low temperature and relatively high pressure inside the absorbing column. The next stage is as follows: the temperature of saturated absorbing solvent goes up and the pressure goes down in the desorbing column, thus the freeing of the chemically captured CO2 is taking place, now it could be cooled and dried and drawn to liquefaction station for further compression. 

Exactly this concept was taken by Landsborg Group engineers as a basis for design, project and manufacturing work and finally was realised and comprehensively tested at CARBONCAPT pilot plant.

The tests of CARBONCAPT pilot plant had been held within the period of July, 2018 - March, 2019, within 3000 operational hours, when about 600 tn of carbon dioxide was captured and compressed, and a previously formulated range of Flexol-Carbostrip  absorbing solvents was tested.

 As a source of flue gases  CarbOilex pyrolysis reactor, fuelled by wood shavings, was used. The chemical composition and CO2 volumetric content in flue gases proved to be suitable for tests, that is why we designed, produced and installed the CarbonCapt pilot plant for feasibility and operationability check, with further fine tuning and subsequently scaling up for future introduction to CO2 intensive industries.

At present we are ready to customize the CarbonCapt technology solution for interested customer and offer the full scale industrial CARBONCAPT plant with a huge capacity of up to 1250Ktn CO2 capture per annum, so we would like to start cooperation with a global cement producer, which will face the Carbon Tax due payment obligation in upcoming 2-3 years. 

Please find below the photos of CARBONCAPT pilot plant: