LAUNCH – Lowering absorption process uncertainty, risks and costs by predicting and controlling amine degradation
NTNU, SINTEF og BIOBE
Background and project purpose?
LAUNCH is a three-year project aimed at accelerating the implementation of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture across industry and enabling the development of novel solvents to support widespread deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). The project is co-funded by the ERA-NET Accelerating CCS Technologies (ACT2) initiative.
The work in LAUNCH will focus on solvent degradation behavior and the effect of materials and process design. The LAUNCH project will test 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation solvents, and by improving the economics of post-combustion CO2 capture systems, support the growth of a CCUS industry.
The project is divided into seven work-packages:
WP1 Predicting degradation
WP2 Controlling degradation
WP3 Closing degradation knowledge gaps
WP4 Development of LAUNCH solvent qualification program
WP5 Demonstration of LAUNCH solvent qualification program
WP6 Techno-economic evaluation
WP0 Management, dissemination and exploitation
More informasjon: https://launchccus.eu/
What is the project objective ?
The primary goal of the LAUNCH project is to accelerate the implementation of CO2 capture across the energy and industry sectors by developing novel solvents and establishing a fast-track, cost-effective de-risking mechanism to predict and control degradation of capture solvents.
This objective will be achieved by the following secondary objectives:
1) Developing strategies to control degradation, minimizing solvent loss and therefore the environmental impacts of CO2 capture
2) Developing the ability to predict degradation of (novel) CO2 capture solvents
3) Developing and demonstrating the LAUNCH solvent qualification program.
What will the project do in terms of activities?
Several activities will be addressed to achieve the overall goals of the project. The Norwegian partners are involved in e.g., development of rapid methods for solvent evaluation (focus on solvent degradation and emissions) and development of technologies to minimize degradation (material development and testing).