CCUS begins with the Capturing of the CO2 produced during an industrial process. Within the field of CO2-capture, IFE specializes in chemical looping within post-combustion, pre-combustion and oxy-fuel technologies, including hydrogen production by Sorption-Enhanced Reforming (SER).
MEMBER: Continued development of IFE’s synthetic sorbent (HTSORB), and upscaling of its production. Additionally, a new fluidizable catalyst will be developed for SER, and palladium-silver hydrogen membranes will be implemented in the SER reactor. The SER TRL will be raised 6.
Within FME Bi04Fuels, IFE will further develop the SER process for hydrogen production from desulfurized biogas, and other organic feedstocks.
TechnoSER aims to develop an improved and optimized SER-process for cost-efficient hydrogen production with integrated CO2 capture focused on the main challenges for taking the technology to commercial use.
CONVERGE aims to develop new sorbent-catalyst formulations for SER from biomass gassification syngas. Also addressed is the utilization of the formed CO2 and H2 to produce methane.
AlSiCal will further develop the patented Aranda-Mastin technology, enabling the co-production of alumina, silica, and calcium carbonate from abundantly available anorthosite and CO2, and evaluate the integration of CO2 capture into the process.
Recently completed projects:
ASCENT compared the performances of the three different CO2 capture technologies for hydrogen plants and hydrogen/power co-generation plants: Calcium-Copper cycle (Ca-Cu); Sorption-Enhanced Reforming (SER) with either indirectly heated calciner or oxy-fuel calciner; and C-Shift process in hydrogen production.
MigMin investigated the use of (ultra)mafic mineral dusts, produced during mining activities, as replacements for agricultural lime, to mitigate soil acidification.
6Cs studied the integration of hydrogen production and CO2 capture into a single reactor, using the calcium-copper looping technology.