Drax to trial new sorbent for carbon capture

Drax is collaborating with the University of Nottingham and Promethean Particles on an new carbon capture technology, part of Drax’s bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) innovation programme.
The new process uses Promethean Particles’ solid sorbent. Its metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have a simple structure, that can be tailored to separate and soak up specific molecules making them excellent for CCS. The two month trial will show whether it performs well in real conditions on large-scale projects.

Professor Ed Lester, project lead, University of Nottingham, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase how these solid adsorbents perform in an industrial setting. We know that this project is gathering a lot of interest across many industrial sectors that currently generate large amounts of CO2”.

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