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SCARLET – Scale-up of Calcium Carbonate Looping Technology for Efficient CO2 Capture from Power and Industrial Plants


Technische Universität Darmstadt - EST, Alstom Carbon Capture GmbH, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, University of Ulster, Lhoist Recherche et Développement SA, E.ON Technologies limited, RWE Power AG, Fisia Babcock Environment GmbH, ArcelorMittal Maizières Research SA, Cemex Research Group AG, SWR Engineering Messtechnik GmbH

SCARLET is a 3-year research project funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme with the aim to obtain reliable information and tools for the scale-up of the Calcium Carbonate Looping (CCL) process and pre-engineering of a 20 MWth CCL plant by continuous self-sustaining pilot plant operation. The project shall provide a technical, economical and environmental assessment of this promising technology as well as the fundamental expertise needed for the scale-up and integration of pre-commercialisation CCL facilities.

Scheme of 1 MWth CCL pilot plant at TU Darmstadt

The following objectives are defined to reach this aim: The key process parameters and control strategies shall be identified by testing the CCL process in an upgraded 1 MWth pilot plant at Technische Universität Darmstadt with hard coal and lignite as fuel, aiming a target of at least 90% CO2 capture and an efficiency penalty less than 3.5% points. Scale-up tools and guidelines for CCL reactor design and process layout shall be developed and validated by experimental data of the 1 MWth CCL pilot plant. The results of pilot testing as well as the developed scale-up tools and guidelines shall lead to the design, cost estimation, and risk assessment of a 20 MWth CCL pilot plant to be built at the Emile Huchet Site of Société nationale d’électricité et de thermique (SNET). Furthermore, the techno-economical and environmental impact of the CCL application to hard coal and lignite fired power plants as well as cement and steel industry at commercial full scale shall be determined.


Jochen Hilz

Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 21:18