BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – November 12, 2019 – Enviro Ambient Corporation, a global leader in CO2 capture and CO2 utilization, today announced its intention to co-develop, with the appropriate European-based industrial partner(s), a CO2 capture and utilization competence center where different technology owners can demonstrate large scale versions of their carbon utilization solutions, to be deployed in global markets. CO2 at the center will be provided by an Enviro Ambient CO2 capture demonstration unit. EAC will also demonstrate at the center its natural gas to blue hydrogen and carbon conversion process. These two solutions will provide two important feedstocks for many CCU processes looking to scale their solutions; inexpensive blue hydrogen and CO2. EAC has also partnered with other CCU companies that will look to build demonstrations at the center. Enviro Ambient is already in discussions with potential European partners to house this competence center.
“Enviro Ambient has long been an innovator and leader in the area of CO2 capture and utilization solutions,” said Tom Thompson, Chairman and CEO of Enviro Ambient, “and this state-of-the-art competence center represents not only the culmination of years of research and development, but will also display at commercial scale the practical application of our CO2 capture and hydrogen units, working in tandem with utilization partners’ technologies. The center will accelerate the significant global availability of CO2 derived products, be they demonstrated now or in the future. We are proud to be international thought and technology leaders in this area of endeavor, and look forward to utilizing this facility to showcase our leading-edge technologies, and those of our utilization partners.”
Enviro Ambient’s CO2 capture system is designed to capture 85% – 90% of carbon dioxide (CO2) from a variety of industrial and utility sources, including coal, oil and natural gas fired boilers from both power plants and industrial processes. The combined capital and operating cost per tonne of CO2 captured is in the range of $13 – 14, well below the United States Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) 2030 target cost of $30 per tonne of CO2 captured.
The process is post-combustion and separates the CO2 from flue gas using a high-speed aerosol of micro water droplets that essentially scrub the CO2 from the flue gas. No solvent is used, and accordingly traditional high energy stripping costs are avoided. The CO2 outgasses automatically once the water droplets are collected in a holding tank and coalesce to bulk water. The water is then processed for reuse. The parasitic load is below 5 percent.
Enviro Ambient’s blue hydrogen is produced at an operating cost of $US 0.35/kg with a low GHG footprint of 0.44 kgCO2e per kg, which is in stark comparison to 9 – 12 kgCO2e per kg of grey hydrogen produced by steam-methane reforming. Capital costs are less than a quarter of electrolysis capital costs. In calculating the above production cost, all costs have been allocated to the hydrogen. The carbon’s GHG footprint is about a third of traditional carbon black emissions levels and as a by-product is free. Existing carbon black sells for well in excess of $US 500 per tonne.
Enviro Ambient is an international thought and technology leader in the burgeoning area of CO2 capture and utilization. With over 20 years of development, Enviro Ambient’s commitment to the CO2 capture and utilization industry is unquestioned. CO2 utilization technologies use captured CO2 as a feedstock to produce existing products. This is a promising area as it offers a path to monetize the captured CO2 to subsidize its capture costs and to create low-GHG footprint, low-cost products to displace existing high GHG footprint products. For any CO2 utilization process to work large amounts of low-cost CO2 is required. This is what is driving the DOE’s target of $30 per tonne capture cost. Enviro Ambient’s capture cost of less than 50% of this target will make many marginal utilization solutions cost-effective.
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