Can carbon capture startup Carbon Clean meet its cost claims?

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Startup Carbon Clean announced The company raised $150 million in Series C earlier this week, giving it significant military capital to continue developing its modular carbon capture system.

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Carbon Clean has gained its fair share of fans, most recently Chevron, which led the round, and BloombergNEF, which named last month he pioneered BNEF in part because of the startup’s small-scale approach to carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).

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Typically, technology is a big deal. After all, the world needs to eliminate emissions on a massive scale, and technology benefits from a certain scale. This is why CCSs are usually connected to massive coal-fired or gas-fired power plants.

But there are still many small facilities, from cement kilns to chemical plants, that are currently tied to fossil fuels but still need to be decarburized. These are the companies Carbon Clean is reaching out to, and the startup says its modular approach can help polluters tackle carbon emissions gradually as regulations tighten.

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Essentially, Carbon Clean relies on the time-honored process of removing carbon dioxide from exhaust gases. The exhaust containing carbon dioxide is sent through a filter wetted with an amine-based solvent. At lower temperatures (about 50 degrees Celsius or 122 degrees Fahrenheit), carbon dioxide bonds with amines. jointly2The saturated solvent is then pumped to another container where it is heated to 110–120 degrees Celsius (230–248 degrees Fahrenheit) to release the gas, which is then compressed and sent elsewhere for use or storage. Each company has its own amine solvent with different properties, and the details of the process may vary, but that’s the point.

Carbon Clean CEO Aniruddha Sharma said his company’s amine solvents can reduce costs compared to commonly used amines by using less energy to heat up and reducing corrosion in the system. Until the company releases more data, such claims will be difficult to judge. But based on the general type of amine it usesCarbon Clean will most likely see even a small improvement in energy use.


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