|Grant: 2.86 MDKK for 2 years |
Assistant Professor Behzad Partoon, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
Assistant Professor Konstantinos Anastasakis, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University
Behzad Partoon is an assistant professor at Process & Materials Engineering, focusing on developing power-to-X and carbon capture technologies. Konstantinos Anastasakis is an assistant professor in Sustainable Process Systems Engineering, focusing on the development and analysis of integrated processes for renewable fuels and chemicals, chemical energy storage (power-to-X), waste valorization, and biorefineries.
The aim of their current exploratory project is to reduce the cost of carbon capture by minimizing the energy penalty.
“Gas hydrate-based carbon capture technology could significantly lower the cost of carbon capture by reducing the energy penalty of the process by up to 50%. Gas hydrate production is a thermodynamically driven process. We propose to explore more suitable thermodynamic promoters and investigate their role in the development of a gas hydrate-based carbon capture process,” the researchers explain in their proposal.
The group plans to conduct a techno-economic assessment of the technology to estimate the Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and the minimum price for capturing CO2. The goal of the project is to drive research and development for the further development and industrial deployment of gas hydrate-based CO2 capture technology, enabling it to become a viable solution for reducing carbon emissions.