Project: Process-Informed design of tailor-made Sorbent Materials for energy efficient carbon capture

Acronym PRISMA (Reference Number: 299659)
Duration 01/09/2019 - 31/08/2022
Project Topic The PRIMARY OBJECTIVE of the PrISMa project is to accelerate the transition of energy and industrial sectors to a low-carbon economy by developing a technology platform to tailor-make cost-efficient carbon capture solutions. The project includes the following specific and interlinked secondary Objectives: 1. To establish a methodology, based on an effective carbon price (ECP) metric, that allows translation of specific carbon abatement requirements for industrial and CO2 delivery sites into key performance indicators (KPIs) 2. To effectively design new and advanced materials at the molecular level 3. Efficient high-throughput synthesis and characterization of promising novel sorbent materials 4. To standardize and evaluate rapidly and efficiently the dynamic performance of novel sorbent materials 5. To evaluate the competitiveness of advanced sorbent-based capture technologies 6. To outreach, communicate and exemplify novel breakthrough materials and CCUS technologies to society
Project Results
(after finalisation)
We expect the following MAIN OUTCOMES from the PrISMa project: 1) key answers to scientific challenges within carbon capture by addressing several gaps in knowledge and Priority Research Directions (PRDs) from the Mission Innovation CCUS Challenge Workshop 2) a thorough understanding on how the performance of a separation process depends on the source of CO2 and its use/destiny; 3) to enable the design of efficient pilot-scale test facilities with improved processes under real conditions; 4) novel separation sorbent-based technologies ready to be tested at the TRL 5 level for case studies processes; 5) to maximise the impact of novel and advanced breakthrough materials 6) to decrease the time to market of affordable, cost-competitive, low environmental impact and resource-efficient advanced capture technologies In the context of the SET-Plan CCS and CCU Implementation Plan,2 the outcomes of PrisMa are a prerequisite for identifying processes for Target 6 and Target 8.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Heriot-Watt University Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL Partner Switzerland
3 SINTEF ENERGI AS Partner Norway
4 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Partner United States