At the end of March, 2019 the industrial tests of CARBONCAPT CCL unit, an innovative plant, designated for Carbon Capture, Clean and Liquefaction projects at cement and steel plants, biogas and coal-fired power stations, had been finished. The unit was designed and manufactured by Landsborg Group LLC, based on the latest achievements in CCU and CCS technologies. It features low operation and maintenance costs, low energy consumption and almost zero emission of Sox, Nox, dioxins and furanes.

Within the recent 40 years the Carbon Capture, Clean 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 Carbon Capture dozens of times have proved to be the most commercially feasable option for the upcoming 25-30 years. And if we are really intended to capture 556 mln tn of CO2 per annum globally by the 2050th, we have to start worldwide implementation of the amine-based absorption technologies as soon as possible.

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  in counter current direction, thus the saturation of absorbing solvent with the CO2 is taking place. This part of the process features low temperature of the absorbing solvent 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 purified CO2 is taking place, now it could be thrown by fan directly to liquefaction station for further compression and cooling.

Exactly this concept was taken by Landsborg Group engineers for design and project work and finally was realised and sucessfully tested at CARBONCAPT CCL pilot plant.

The industrial tests of CARBONCAPT CCL pilot plant had been held within the period of July, 2018 - March, 2019 and took about 3000 hours, when about 600 tn of carbon dioxide was captured and compressed.  As a source of flue gases CarbOilex pyrolysis reactor was used. The CarbOilex reactor was designed and produced in 2017 for end-of-life-tires processing. The elementary and chemical composition of flue gases of the pyrolysis reactor is similar to that of the cement kiln, that is why we desided to use the pyrolysis flue gases for pilot plant operation test, with fine tuning and subsequent project scaling up of a CARBONCAPT CCL unit for full scale introduction to global cement industry.

At present we have already prepared  the engineering and project documentation for the CARBONCAPT CCL plant with a capacity of 120,000 tn of CO2 per annum. We have at hand  the full set of project calculations (production, transportation, erection, commissioning and overhead costs) and we are interested in cooperation with a cement plant or company, who will soon face the Carbon Tax due payment obligation, and who is intended to sufficiently reduce its payment through the Carbon Capture, Clean and Utilisation project execution. Moreover we could also offer a very interesting financial model of CARBONCAPT CCL technology implementation with minimal initial investments from the customer.

Please find below the photos of CARBONCAPT CCL pilot plant: