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Pre-combustion Research Activities: Toward a collaborative model

Richard Adamson
Managing Director, Carbon Management of Canada
CMC Research Institutes, Inc. /Carbon Management Canada

January 17, 2014 at 10:00am
Ben Bandy Conference Center
UK Center for Applied Energy Research


Originally an administrator of funding for academic-led research projects associated with reduction of industrial greenhouse gas emissions, CMC is transforming itself into an active participant in collaborative R&D activities. With a network of twenty seven academic research institutions in Canada and over fifteen non-academic and international organizations, CMC has access to a strong and diverse range of experts. Of the portfolio of 44 multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional research projects originally funded, five related to pre-combustion capture technologies and involved nine universities and one government lab. These will be featured in this presentation:

  • Integrated fluidized bed gasification & looping CO2 capture;
  • Fluidized bed gasification of low-grade coals and petcoke (merged with above);
  • H2 production and waste processing;
  • Material development & optimization for zero CO2 emission energy production;
  • Pre- and post-combustion CO2 capture using novel composite CaO/CuO sorbents; and
  • Carbon capture for CCS by solid oxide fuel cells.

The new international collaborative research institutes business model will be presented, including the first Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) which is presently under development as an example. The next institute under consideration relates to greenhouse gas capture and conversion technologies. The highly collaborative approach leverages international academic, government and industry capabilities to accelerate the cycle time from ideas to implementation.

A discussion period will follow in which potential participation, exchange or other forms of collaboration for mutual benefit will be explored. Non-traditional approaches are welcome.