The TGE system is a dual (1. 87m)3 box filled with materials which capture 320 tonne of CO2 net per annum.
- Extraordinary affinity to CO2: The used porous materials have an extraordinary affinity to CO2 allowing the efficient adsorption of CO2 from the atmosphere.
- The materials are not consumed: Materials are regenerated under mild conditions during the CO2 recovery process.
- Non-Toxic: Materials are non-corrosive and environment-friendly.
- Low operational and capital costs: Based on realistic energy prices, the system has the capability to capture 320 tonne net of CO2 at lower than published benchmark costs for such processes
- Modular: Number of units scales linearly with the desired CO2 capture quantity.
Until all grid power generation is achieved via renewable resources, incorporating carbon capture into efficient natural gas power generation systems (e.g. NGCC) would remove accountability for grid carbon emissions and scenarios 2, 3 and 4 would all involve net capture rates of 320 tonne/year. Scenarios relate to Irish Emissions.
Scenario 1 – Green Electricity and Energy Sources
- Green energy sources used to power system components.
- The CO2 emissions related to the capture are equal to 0 tonnes.
- Net capture is: 320 tonne/year.
Scenario 2 – National Grid and Industrial Waste Heat Energy
- Assumes using water-to-water heat pump to harvest waste heat.
- Net capture of CO2 is: 119 tonne/year (2017) and 254 tonne/year (2030)
Scenario 3 – National Grid and Air Heat Energy
- Assumes using air heat pump to harvest heat energy; lower COP than Scenario 2.
- Net capture of CO2 is: 96 tonne/year (2017) and 246 tonne/year (2030)
Scenario 4 – National Grid and Electric Heating
- Assumes electricity from the grid provides all the energy needs.
- Net capture of CO2 is: –30 tonne/year (2017) and 205 tonne/year (2030)
Target Markets for CO2
Sources of Carbon
Greenhouse & Food
There is a very high degree of complementary expert knowledge required to design these systems across multiple disciplines
This expertise is contained within the TGE scientific team that all bring to TGE a wealth of previous expertise in this field.
The team of scientists all share a deep passion for solving the challenge of carbon reduction across the world.
Prof. Wolfgang Schmitt
Trinity College Dublin, CRANN & AMBER, Head of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Prof. Don MacElroy
University College Dublin, Emeritus Chair of Chemical Engineering
Dr. Sebastien Vaesen
Chemical Engineer, Trinity College Dublin, CRANN & AMBER
Dr. Guanghua Jin
Synthetic Chemist, Trinity College Dublin, CRANN & AMBER