去年秋季的基础设施投资和就业法案 - 乔·贝登总统签署了法律的两党基础设施条例草案 - 分配了约120亿美元用于碳捕获和工业减排，直接支持CO2运输和储存基础设施的大规模增加。在立法中列入该资金指出了强烈的政治需求，以确保美国产业适应净零经济性 - 以及CCU实现这一目标的重要性。
然而，广泛采用存在一些重要的障碍。碳捕获技术的规模是繁重，难以减少行业的植物的问题，其中大型现场系统的空间经常有限。去年，对难以减少行业的调查，“扩大CCU - 市场洞察力" by the firm Decarb Connect, found that space is a major concern, and that many industries need to integrate carbon capture solutions within their existing footprint. Cost and ease of installation have also been barriers to widespread adoption.
Cyclonecc.is the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture solution that will make carbon capture viable for many, especially heavy emitting companies in the refineries, cement, steel and energy from waste sectors. It has already been successfully pilot tested at 1 ton per day (TPD) and is being commercialized at 10 TPD and 100 TPD with select partners. These include CEMEX, a global leader in the building materials industry, which is working to research, engineer and develop CycloneCC at its cement plant in Victorville, California. This project is partly funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant and includes partners RTI and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
这个碳捕获的解决方案,它是独一无二的uses a breakthrough combination of two process intensification technologies — rotating packed beds (RPBs) and the APBS-CDRMax solvent. Both are well-established technologies but when combined, they radically reduce the size of the equipment required to achieve the same level of performance as conventional technology. The RPB is housed in a pre-fabricated skid that can be easily transported on a truck. This replaces the tall column or stack that is used in conventional carbon capture plants — saving on space, reducing permitting requirements and reducing costs.
Every CycloneCC unit will be delivered ready to install and with the potential to be operational in less than eight weeks, avoiding a lengthy and complex design, build and engineering process. There is minimal disruption to operations, and safety risks onsite are significantly reduced. As a compact, modular scalable solution, it also allows companies to increase CCUS capacity over time in line with their decarbonization strategy.
Cyclonecc.will reduce the size and cost of carbon capture by over 50 percent compared to conventional carbon capture technologies. The solution will ultimately drive down the cost of carbon capture to $30 per ton on average.
The scale of opportunity for carbon capture in these sectors is high. The steel and cement industries alone are worth $200 billion. Add midstream industries, such as natural gas plants, and it becomes a trillion-dollar domestic market.
In short, this revolution in carbon capture technology will provide skilled jobs for the next generation of American workers, as well as securing the jobs that millions of families rely on today.