GEA reveals carbon capture, storage and utilisation tech at POWTECH 2023

Published: 26-Sep-2023

The German company has unveiled a host of carbon capture products it will be presenting at the POWTECH 2023 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany

"Carbon Capture for a better tomorrow" is the slogan under which GEA, the machinery and plant manufacturer and solution provider, will be presenting carbon capture, storage and utilisation (CCS / CCU) technologies at the POWTECH 2023 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, and at the “Carbon Capture Technology” in Bremen, Germany.

GEA's Carbon Capture technologies enable the separation of CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. It can then be used to produce valuable CO2 based products after capture and, if necessary, post-cleaning, or it can be stored in long-term storage facilities.

GEA with long experience in air and waste gas purification

GEA is a leading global supplier of exhaust gas cleaning solutions and has in-depth knowledge of gas cleaning and heat recovery processes. GEA's Carbon Capture portfolio now extends our already established range of gas purification and heat recovery equipment to include CO2 capture technologies and options for CO2 transport and utilisation. GEA thus offers all customers and interested parties a comprehensive product portfolio.

CO2 can be captured from gas streams using a variety of methods - either pre- or post-combustion capture or oxyfuel processes. GEA focuses on CO₂ capture downstream of combustion because it can be retrofitted to existing plants and the impact on upstream processes is kept to a minimum.

Modern CO2 capture designs use aqueous amine solutions as solvents, as these have been proven to work reliably and perform well. GEA's CO2 capture solution portfolio is therefore based on state-of-the-art amine solution systems and combines them with GEA's unique scrubber technologies in a highly standardised design concept that enables rapid delivery of an economical C02 capture solution.

GEA's goal is to make COseparation a viable solution that has broad application and can be integrated into existing infrastructures. By working with customers and leveraging technical expertise, GEA aims to unlock decarbonisation potential in target industries.

GEA's Carbon Capturing Solutions: process steps for optimal and economical CO2 reduction.

GEA's Carbon Capture Solutions portfolio, which includes the amine-based CO2 capture process and options for CO2 capture, transport and recovery, expands GEA's range of established gas purification and heat recovery technologies.

GEA is committed to developing state-of-the-art CO2 capture technologies that enable customers in industries such as cement, steel, glass and bioenergy to accelerate their transition to a low-carbon economy.

GEA's portfolio of carbon capture technologies enables complete, rapid and cost-effective adaptation to future industry standards. It consists of the following units:

XECO waste heat recovery units

Utilising excess heat from industrial processes and flue gases is the first step towards Carbon Capture & Utilisation. The excess heat can be collected by our GEA XECO waste heat recovery systems and transferred to the Carbon Capture unit.

SETO gas pretreatment plants

An important prerequisite for carbon capture is flue gas pretreatment to ensure the long-term stability of the carbon capture system. GEA SETO technology offers various solutions for cooling and condensation, removal of solids, aerosols, sulfur and nitrogen oxides and more.

CEBO carbon capture systems

Currently, the most mature process for large-scale carbon capture is chemical absorption with amines. GEA offers amine-based CO₂ capture plants in a variety of sizes as part of the GEA CEBO range, enabling CO2 capture from a very wide range of flue gas compositions.

NAVO CO2 utilisation & sequestration.

Captured CO2 must replace fossil carbon to avoid anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. This can be achieved by using CO2 to produce CO2-based products or by liquefying and sequestering CO2 in long-term storage, both using GEA technologies.

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