A pilot plant for continuously operated temperature swing adsorption (TSA) is designed with focus on scalability and built at the site of the biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant Vienna/Simmering. Tests with real combustion exhaust gas and over several hundreds of hours deliver solid figures for a techno-economic evaluation of the TSA CO2 capture technology. The possibility of using locally available “green” CO2 from the biomass CHP plant for greenhouse fertilization is a promising scenario for a follow-up demonstration project in Vienna and will be tested at small scale within this project.
Launching the ViennaGreenCO2 pilot plant at Wien Energie’s Simmering power plant, where TU Wien and Shell, in collaboration with other partners, will demonstrate a new kind of carbon-dioxide separation technique that is both cost and energy efficient.
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