Has the potential to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fueled power plants by 95 to 99% with half the cost and energy of other carbon capture processes. In addition, CCC also removes harmful pollutants, such as SOx, NOx and mercury. Sustainable Energy Solutions (SES), the company that developed CCC, was acquired by Chart in 2021.
"Of all these [carbon capture] processes, I regard the CCC process to have the greatest potential." Howard Herzog, MIT Energy Initiative
CCC is a perfect fit with Chart's IPSMR® process technology, brazed aluminum heat exchangers, liquid CO2 storage tanks and transportables providing liquid CO2 for end-use applications.
CCC's 'Energy Storing' implementation also enables highly efficient grid scale energy storage with better use of renewable energy sources that virtually eliminates the parasitic load during peak demand.
Warm exhaust gas entering the CCC process can first be used to heat the feed water to the boiler. This boosts the steam cycle efficiency and power output of the plant and delivers more power for the same initial investment.
SES and partners teamed up to deliver the cement industry's first integrated carbon capture pilot plant and have also conducted successful field demonstrations using natural gas, coal and bio-mass as exhaust gas sources.