Energy intensive industries are challenged with decreasing carbon dioxide emissions while keeping up economic performance. Such industries represented at the project‘s demonstration sites are cement, chemical and steel industry.

Combining surplus energy from renewable power production and carbon capture is an opportunity to valorise carbon emissions.

Adapting different biological and chemical approaches to capture carbon from flue gasses in a economic and ecological feasible approach is the key challenge of this project.

This project will examine and deliver business cases for valorising carbon emissions into sustainable renewable energy carriers.

Energy intensive industries will need to meet new technologies and strategies to adapt to carbon-neutrality goals. The EU funded project CAPTUS will investigate carbon capture technologies and strategies to help energy intensive industries to offset energy costs. The key approach of the project is to leverage peaks in the renewable energy supply for carbon capture and to use that captured carbon to make different liquid energy carriers which are feedstocks for renewable fuels and chemicals.
The project partners from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain are coordinated by the CIRCE Technology Centre. Together, they will build and test pilot installations at three different plants – a cement, chemical and steel plant – serving as representatives for typical energy intensive industries. Apart from adapting carbon capture technologies to the specific conditions found in the flue gas of these plants, the project partners will validate the different energy carriers produced, optimize key steps through simulations and modelling as well as set up business models for future replication.

Key numbers

18 Partners

8 Countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Cement, Steel, Chemical

48 Months – June 2023 until May 2027

10 Million Euros

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