MTR Carbon Capture has recently started building a large pilot plant at the Integrated Test Center located in Gillette, Wyoming. This plant is set to become the largest carbon capture facility in the world that uses clean membrane technology and is expected to be fully operational by 2024.
The company is partnering with Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant, to collect carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the flue gas. The captured CO2 will be processed and stored safely, contributing to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Using MTR Carbon Capture’s proprietary PolarisTM polymeric membrane, the Dry Fork Station plant will be able to capture over 150 metric tons of CO2 per day.
What sets this carbon capture approach apart is its environmentally friendly nature. Unlike conventional solvent-based methods, MTR Carbon Capture’s process uses no chemicals and requires very little water. This makes it a much cleaner and more sustainable solution for reducing carbon emissions.
This milestone represents a major step forward in the development and implementation of clean energy solutions. The large-scale deployment of clean membrane technology exemplifies the growing importance of finding innovative ways to address the challenges of climate change and reduce environmental impact.
This project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s large-scale pilot carbon capture program, aimed at supporting the development of transformative technologies that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, costs, emissions reductions, and environmental performance of carbon capture.
The membrane plant is expected to play a crucial role in capturing and storing carbon emissions from various industrial processes, mitigating their impact on the environment.
This breakthrough development marks a major stride in the clean energy sector as it demonstrates the feasibility and scalability of membrane technology. Moving forward, this novel mechanism could pave the way for the wider adoption of membrane-based carbon capture solutions worldwide.