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