UK-based Carbon Clean is planning the joint development of a carbon capture demonstration facility in North America alongside US hydrogen production firm BayoTech, with the two firms having yesterday announced a memorandum of understanding.
Under the agreement, Carbon Clean – which specialises in CO2 capture and separation technology – said it would work together with BayoTech to evaluate, design, and operate a demonstration plant at an unspecified site in North America.
Slated to be operational by the end of next year, the plant is expected to integrate Carbon Clean’s carbon capture technology with BayoTech’s hydrogen production units, in order to provide small-scale low carbon hydrogen generation.
Aniruddha Sharma, CEO of Carbon Clean, claimed the “breakthrough partnership” would help to foster the growth of the green hydrogen economy. “We look forward to this relationship growing to realise our shared objective of delivering affordable and modular H2/CO2 solutions to drive the transition to a greener future,” he added.
Small scale hydrogen and carbon capture facilities are ideally suited for integration with biogenic sources of energy, such as anaerobic digestion from landfill, organic waste, and biomass plants “where carbon negative hydrogen can be produced”, the firms said.
Mo Vargas, CEO of BayoTech, claimed the announcement marked an important step in the development of low or zero carbon hydrogen production on the road to net zero emissions. “We are thrilled to be working with a world leading company like Carbon Clean to deliver low and negative carbon hydrogen projects” he said. “The combination of technologies provides an ideal solution to industrial decarbonisation and clean fuel production that is deployable today.”
It follows the news last month that Carbon Clean is working with Swedish fuel start-up Liquid Wind to convert 70,000 tonnes of CO2 captured from industrial plants in Sweden each year into 50,000 tonnes of e-methanol annually for use as a low carbon shipping fuel.