Many industrial applications of carbon capture have been seen as too small to be viable. A3C disrupts that orthodoxy to open new opportunities for decarbonisation of numerous processes.
The A3C technology offers cost reduction for smaller applications of carbon capture of up to 70% compared with conventional technologies. The simplicity and robustness of the process, the absence of process chemicals and the extreme purity of separated carbon dioxide extend applications into new industrial sectors. Its compactness and flexibility will enable cost effective series production of prefabricated packaged modules of up to 250,000 tCO2/y to be delivered and simply applied on industrial sites.
In the food and drink and metals sectors the high purity carbon dioxide product captured by A3C from exhaust gases can directly replace imported gas, eliminating vulnerability to erratic market supplies.
In many industrial sectors carbon dioxide emissions are often inherent in process operation but can have a wide range of concentrations, requiring custom applications for conventional processes. Standard flexible A3C units can be matched to process requirements by setting operating parameters.
The global marine fleet emits as much carbon dioxide as the UK. The IMO and Maersk Line are committed to fleet decarbonisation, but there are no ready means of radical emission reduction. The simple and modular A3C process is uniquely suited to this application.