Sorbent Assisted Carbon Capture Tailored for Low CO2 Concentrations from Air and Low Industrial CO2 Emissions

The overall objective of SENSATION is to develop a sorbent-based carbon capture technology tailored for low CO2 concentrations varying from 400 ppm in air to 1-3 vol% for industrial sources, which has a high relevance to the call aim and scope. This will be achieved by 1) Validating scalable, commercially available sorbent materials that have high capacity and selectivity at low concentrations of CO2 and have a long-term stability; 2) Structuring of sorbents by coating the sorbent material onto a substrate monolith. This includes selection of a substrate and coating process of the sorbent to maximize bed density while lowering the pressure drop and thereby reducing the cycle time; 3) Designing a compact system with an optimized TSA/VTSA process to reduce energy and capital costs; 4) Techno-economic analysis to link the experimental development to large-scale design; 5) TRL6 demonstration of the developed technology at two industrial locations to test carbon capture both at very low (from air; via DAC) and low CO2 concentrations (from industrial off gas), respectively. Lessons learned during the operation will be used for implementation at scale; 6) Life cycle analysis to identify which key indicators that will need to be addressed to limit the environmental impacts of the technology, as well as assessment of social impacts; 7) Exploitation, including activities on commercialization and scalability through the project's strong industrial involvement.