Demonstrations

CCC-ES Demonstration at SES

The Cryogenic Carbon Capture (CCC) process has been tested in multiple locations, using both simulated flue gas and real flue gas obtained from coal- and natural gas-fired power generation. Additional flue gases obtained from biomass were also tested. In every case, the CCC process captured greater than 90% of the carbon dioxide. CCC has also demonstrated its ability to completely capture SOx, NOx, and Hg from flue gas.

Feb 2015

Testing of the CCC-ES unit has recently begun in SES' laboratory. Preliminary results have already shown the ability of CCC-ES to use stored energy to capture carbon with virtually zero parasitic load.

CCC-ES integrated with the CCC-ECL small pilot demonstration unit

CCC-ES integrated with the CCC-ECL small pilot demonstration unit

CCC-CFG Small Pilot at Dave Johnston Plant

Nov 2014–Jan 2015

SES engineers tested the CCC-CFG small pilot demonstration unit at PacifiCorp's Dave Johnston plant. The unit was tested over several months and regularly acheived 90–95% CO2 capture.

SES engineers operate the CCC-CFG small pilot demonstration at PacifiCorp's Dave Johnston plant.

SES engineers operate the CCC-CFG small pilot demonstration at PacifiCorp's Dave Johnston plant.

CCC-CFG Small Pilot at Brigham Young University

Oct 2014

The CCC-CFG small pilot demonstration was tested at Brigham Young University's Heating Plant for several weeks.

CCC-CFG small pilot being unloaded at BYU's heating plant.

CCC-CFG small pilot being unloaded at BYU's heating plant.

CCC-ECL Small Pilot at Brigham Young University

Aug 2014

The first test of Cryogenic Carbon Capture outside of the laboratory took place at Brigham Young University, where SES engineers tested the CCC-ECL small pilot demonstration unit with several different fuels, including Powder River Basin Coal, natural gas, and a mixture of coal and biomass.

CCC-ECL small pilot demonstration

CCC-ECL small pilot demonstration

CCC-ECL Small Pilot at SES

Jan 2014

The small pilot demonstration of the CCC-ECL process was successfully tested at SES using simulated flue gas. This was also the first test of SES' second generation screw press filter, one stage of the carbon capture process.

Solid CO2, captured from simulated flue gas, is extruded out of a screw press in the CCC-ECL small pilot demonstration.

CCC-ECL Integrated Bench Scale Demonstration at SES

May 2012

The CCC-ECL process was tested using a fully-integrated bench scale unit and consistently acheived better than 90% carbon capture. This unit has continued to see much use in the SES laboratory as an experimental test-bed.

Fully integrated bench scale CCC-ECL demonstration

Fully integrated bench scale CCC-ECL demonstration

CCC-ECL Bench Scale at SES

Feb 2011

The first bench scale Cryogenic Carbon Capture unit captured 95% of the CO2 from simulated flue gas during a 3-hour run.

CCC-ECL bench scale demonstration

CCC-ECL bench scale demonstration