Compact Membrane Systems Announces New Carbon Capture Pilot With OMV

Compact Membrane Systems Announces New Carbon Capture Pilot With OMV - Carbon Herald

Compact Membrane Systems, Inc (CMS), a pioneer in separation solutions for low carbon intensity processes, is pleased to announce the launch of a new carbon capture pilot in collaboration with OMV.

This project will further demonstrate the effectiveness of CMS’ technology in capturing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial processes in hard-to-abate industries.

Compact Membrane Systems met OMV after participating in the Verbund X accelerator in late 2022. “The Verbund X accelerator has been a tremendous experience and was an excellent way to meet industrial players who are taking practical steps for near-term decarbonization” says Erica Nemser, CEO of CMS.

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Under the agreements, CMS will deploy Optiperm™ Carbon membrane technology in a field rig that will capture process flue gas from one of OMV’s incinerators. The pilot will be deployed in Q4 of 2023 and operate at one of OMV’s sites in Europe. It will demonstrate the technology’s effectiveness in a real-world industrial setting, paving the way for subsequent phases involving larger-scale demonstrations.

Carbon capture is a critical element in OMV’s journey towards carbon neutrality. Stefan Grottendorfer, Head of Subsurface Technology, is convinced that through its modular design as well as reduced energy requirements, CMS’ technology is a promising cost-effective solution to support OMV Group’s decarbonization pathway.

In order to further assess the technology, OMV is thus deploying CMS’ Optiperm™ Carbon membrane technology in the field. CMS’ advanced membrane technology offers significant advantages over conventional carbon capture methods, including reduced energy requirements and footprint and is a fully standardized and electrified, chemicals-free solution. 

“We are excited to collaborate with OMV” said Nemser. “These projects showcase the increasing interest in our advanced membrane technology and its potential to achieve practical, near-term mitigation of carbon emissions from industrial processes. We eagerly anticipate working with OMV to demonstrate the performance and economic viability of our technology in the field for hard to abate industry.”

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