Welcome to issue No 004. This week we’re looking into the various CO2 separation methods for post-combustion carbon capture. And over the next couple of Insights we’ll dive deeper into target sectors for Carbon Capture applications whilst exploring specific technologies, associated cost structures and the market players. Yes, this is a multi-faceted very expansive topic.
General Update: I'm sending this issue out on the Friday which tbh is not ideal - expect to see the next one in your Inbox earlier in the week.
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🐦 Top 5 Tweets of the Week
I'm left wondering whether any of the energy demand forecasts I've seen took into account the increasing demand from HVAC systems
a positive sign 👍
I see this record-setting trend to only continue over the next decade
EU carmakers are moving quick
indeed, though until we get there we have to figure out many things on the infrastructure front - and there'll likely be one or two fossil fuel commodity supercycles in between now and 2035
📒 New Insight
Est reading time: 8 mins
In order to start this research I opened up Google Scholar Search, typed in “CO2 separation” and received…. 2,160,000 results.
20,000 publications since beginning 2021 to-date alone!
In light of the sheer expansiveness of the subject matter we’re only skimming the surface in this Insight – nevertheless this introduction to post-combustion CO2 separation methods should serve as a solid foundation to build off of.
Separation of CO2 can be done by either chemical or physical means, and the 3 basic methods which are known to be effective are:
Chemical – using Solvents / Sorbents
Physical – Membrane separation
Physical – Cryogenic separation
... and that's it from me today.
Have a great weekend and until next time,