Liquid renewable energy carriers from captured carbon emissions (CAPTUS)
The project partners of CAPTUS employ three different approaches to capture carbon dioxide from industrial emissions. The main challenge is the adaptation of these approaches towards industrial emissions. The exhaust of a steel plant is to be transformed with a two-stage microbial reactor to triglycerides. At a chemical plant, the exhaust is to be captured via photosynthesis by algae. After hydrothermal liquefaction, the algae will provide oils. For the exhaust of a cement plant, it is planned to transform carbon dioxide to formic acid via electrochemical reduction by a gas electrode. Additionally, the economic feasibility of the different approaches will be evaluated within an ecological, societal and geopolitical framework to develop new business models, policies and strategies.
As a project partner, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum supports the international consortium of 17 participants with the communication and dissemination activities and findings in order to effectively convey the new knowledge to target groups in industry and the general public. Furthermore, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is responsible for networking activities with other EU-funded projects and initiatives dealing with the same topics.
- Project name/acronym: Demonstrating energy intensive industry-integrated solutions to produce liquid renewable energy carriers from CAPTUred carbon emissionS/CAPTUS
- Funding: European Commission, Horizon Europe
- Funding budget for all partners: 10 million Euro
- Participating countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain
- Project duration: 06/2023 – 05/2027