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

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. The following objectives are defined to reach this aim:

  • Identification of key process parameters and control strategies by testing the process in an 1MWth pilot plant at Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Development of scale-up tools and guidelines validated by experimental data of the 1MWth CCL pilot plant for reactor design and process layout
  • A design, cost estimation and risk assessment study for a 20 MWth CCL pilot plant using E.ON’s Emile Huchet Power Plant in France as a site basis
  • Techno-economical and environmental impact of CCL application to hard coal and lignite fired power plants, cement and steel industry at commercial full scale

The SCARLET consortium consists of 11 international members including two universities, a research organisation and 8 industrial partners. The strong consortium with an excellent industrial support provides a succesfull addressing of the key challenges in scaling-up of the CCL technology.

SCARLET is a Research project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, coordinated by the Institute for Energy Systems and Technology (EST) of the Technische Universität Darmstadt. The project runs from the 1st April 2014 to the 31th March 2017 with a budget higher than 7 million euro.

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View in the pilot plant of the EST