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Industrial carbon management research gets $3.75 million boost
Date:12/4/2012

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A summary of the funded projects is below.

Project: Pre & post-combustion CO2 capture using novel composite CaO/CuO sorbents

Lead Investigator: Arturo Macchi, University of Ottawa

Co-PIs: Edward Anthony, U of Ottawa; Poupak Mehrani, U of Ottawa; Josephine Hill, U of Calgary; Robert Legros, cole Polytechnique de Montral; Gregory Patience, cole Polytechnique de Montral

CMC Investment: $500,000/3 years

Globally, coal-fired power plants contribute a significant amount of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Dr. Arturo Macchi and his team are working on a system to help Canadian coal-fired power plants achieve CO2 emissions equivalent to natural gas which will put coal-fired plant emissions in-line with proposed federal legislation. The process involves the development of new composite sorbent materials that can be used in post and pre-combustion carbon capture processes. Calcium looping cycles (CaL) and chemical looping combustion (CLC) are promising technologies for the reduction of CO2 emissions from all thermal power plants, including coal. This research will integrate CaL and CLC into a new class of CO2 capture processes using composite materials. Specific objectives are to investigate various sorbent formulations and experimentally test their sustained CO2 capture capacity over multiple cycles at simulated industrial conditions. Combined with reactor modeling and process simulation, this will provide technological-economic proof-of-concept. This technology can be applied to thermal power stations and related industries.

Project: Development of single-molecule level multi-species nanowire-based sensors for carbon emissions

Lead Investigator: Harry Ruda, University of Toronto
Co-PI: David Risk, St. Francis Xavier University
Partners/Contributors: Kyoto Technologies, Forerunner Research
CMC Investment: $350,000/3 years

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Contact: Ruth Klinkhammer
ruth.klinkhammer@cmc-nce.ca
403-210-7879
Carbon Management Canada
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