Project: Innovative membrane systems for CO2 capture and storage at sea

Acronym MemCCSea (Reference Number: 299690)
Duration 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022
Project Topic The MemCCSea proposal aims at developing hyper compact membrane systems for flexibly operational and cost-effective post-combustion CO2 capture in maritime and offshore applications. The primary objective is to contribute in the implementation of IMO strategy to reduce the total annual GHG maritime emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008. Objective will be achieved by project innovations for >90% recovery of the main engine CO2 emissions; >50% overall CO2 emissions reduction (including added emissions by the capture plant), with a 10 fold reduction of system?s volume and >25% reduction of operating costs, compared to conventional systems. Two different types of membrane-based CO2 capture technologies will be investigated (i.e. Ceramic Gas-Liquid Membrane Contactors and Polymeric Mixed Matrix Membrane Permeators). The developed systems will be optimized and evaluated in lab- and pilot-scale and the methodologies will be fully transferable to any other CO2 capture application.
Project Results
(after finalisation)
The major outcome of the project will be an innovative hyper compact post-combustion CO2 capture membrane-based system, optimized for maritime applications. The MemCCSea solution will enable the decarbonization of the maritime transport sector, allowing it to conform to stringent current and future emission regulations without compromising energy efficiency and safety requirements, thus improving the overall sector competitiveness. The MemCCSea project brings together four top-ten shipping countries in the world providing major impact to the project and ensuring that the project results will be directly exploitable by the majority of stakeholders worldwide. The project will also have a large positive impact on the market for gas separation membranes (estimated at more than EUR 2 billions) by improving its innovation potential. This will positively affect the competitiveness of European companies and strengthen the position of US companies in this highly emerging marke
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Number Name Role Country
1 Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI/CERTH Coordinator Greece
2 DNV GL Hellas S.A. Partner Greece
3 Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKT Partner Germany
4 National Energy Technology Laboratory, NETL Partner United States
5 NTNU Partner Norway
6 DBI-GUT, DBI Partner Germany
7 DNV GL Norway Partner Norway