Nuada Pilots Its Next-Generation Carbon Capture Technology In Waste-to-Energy

Nuada Pilots Its Next-Generation Carbon Capture Technology In Waste-to-Energy - Carbon Herald
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Carbon capture company Nuada has launched a $1.3 million (£1 million) waste-to-energy project following a grant from the UK’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ).

The company based in Northen Ireland has been awarded a $850,000 (£666,525) grant through the CCUS Innovation 2.0 programme to advance carbon capture in the Waste-to-Energy (WtE) industry.

The funds will be directed towards a collaboration with the Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC), a national pilot-testing research facility at the University of Sheffield.

In this project, Nuada will pilot its advanced capture technology at TERC’s state-of-the-art CCUS testing facilities to showcase its unmatched CO2 removal efficiency from waste-to-energy (WtE) real flue gas streams. The WtE sector in the UK currently contributes a significant portion of CO2 emissions, and without carbon capture implementation, it is expected to account for 15% of total UK CO2 emissions by 2030.

Dr. Conor Hamill, co-CEO of Nuada, said: “We have identified the WtE industry as a critical sector to decarbonise through our technology. Current amine solvent solutions present high parasitic loads, complex process integration, and operational challenges. Our breakthrough innovation overcomes these deployment barriers and provides the industry with the much-needed next-generation solution to achieve Net Zero.”

Νuada has developed ultra-energy efficient CO2 filtration machines for point-source carbon capture by combining advanced solid sorbents called MOFs with mature vacuum swing technology. This combination represents a step change in carbon capture innovation and yields a “heatless” and “solvent-free” carbon capture process that slashes the associated energy penalty and cost of capture.

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Dr. Jose Casaban, co-CEO of Nuada, said: “This project marks an exhilarating phase for Nuada, as it follows our imminent pilot trials in the cement industry this autumn. The pilot testing at TERC will prove the exceptional capture performance and the game-changing energy benefits of our technology within the WTE industry. We are delighted to partner with TERC, a world-class CCUS test centre, to showcase Nuada’s technology applicability in most point sources.”

Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian, Managing Director of the TERC, said: “The technology available at the TERC is really at the cutting edge of the low-carbon solutions we have available and using it in projects such as this means we can help to drive forward the availability of cost-effective, clean energy generation solutions, which is much-needed if we are to meet the net-zero goals in UK and globally.”

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