Origen Power received a £1 million grant to eliminate carbon dioxide from the air

21/03/2018 16:30 CO2


Origen Power aims to develop a new technology, called Greenhouse Gas Removal, capable to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions during power generation. 

The UK government offered £1 million to the clean energy firm, to help build a 400-kW prototype plant in partnership with Arcola Energy and lime producer Singleton Birch in the UK.

The process supplies natural gas to a high-temperature fuel cell, of which around 50% is transformed into electricity and the rest is converted into heat, which is used to decompose limestone into lime and carbon dioxide. The created carbon dioxide is stored underground, while the lime is used further to absorb greenhouse gas from the air. 

The method offers cost-effective (£40/MWh) and carbon-negative (- 600kg/MWh) electricity. 

The company mentioned that to achieve Paris Agreement goals on limiting temperature increases to between 1.5 and 2° C, around 600-800 billion tons of CO2 should be removed from the atmosphere using technologies of this type.

Turkey resumes oil import from Iran

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Renewables power in German public supply tops 40% in 2018

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