Recent Testing of Industry-Changing Water Removal System Exceeds Expectations
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ESG Clean Energy, LLC (the “Company” or “ESG Clean Energy”), developers of power generation/carbon capture systems with a nearly Zero Carbon output, announced today that the results of recent testing of its patented water removal system at its active power generation site in Holyoke, MA, were consistent with and/or exceeded modeled forecasts and confirms, as anticipated by the Company, capturing carbon dioxide can now be achieved at a low cost and in an energy-efficient manner utilizing ESG Clean Energy’s industry-changing technology.
“We have always believed that it is possible to remove carbon dioxide from fossil fuel generation emissions more efficiently and our belief has now been validated,” said Nick Scuderi, president of ESG Clean Energy, LLC.
Mr. Scuderi continued, “It has been a long-time coming but we finally reached this important milestone and are now positioned to take next steps to commercialize this element of our broad patent portfolio globally, including through our licensees and joint venture partners. We believe our system solves the issues of equipment cost and energy needed to make carbon capture economically viable. Our innovations enable the design to be scaled up for large power plants or scaled down for small, distributed power facilities, and eventually the transportation industry.”
ESG Clean Energy plans on implementing this technology across all its planned facilities and has licensed the technology to a subsidiary of Camber Energy (NYSE (Amex): CEI) for all of Canada and multiple locations in the United States.
ESG Clean Energy’s System
ESG Clean Energy’s system treats the exhaust stream to remove the water vapor before it is treated for capturing CO2. This patented system consists of an advanced ceramic membrane that has been incorporated into a unique mechanical cooling system. With this technology, capturing carbon dioxide becomes both low cost and energy efficient. It can be used on both large and small systems and can be retrofitted onto current operating power plants.
Dealing with Water Makes Other Carbon-Capture Systems Too Costly
Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel emissions has historically been an expensive and energy intensive process. Fossil fuel emissions consist of a mixture of gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and water vapor. Separating and capturing the carbon dioxide in a gas mixture like this can be difficult. However, there are materials that have been developed that will selectively attach or react with the CO2 while letting the other gases pass by – except for the water vapor.
Water gets in the exhaust steam because it is actually a byproduct of combustion. When fossil fuel burns it makes three things heat, carbon dioxide, and water. The problem is water molecules interfere with the carbon capture process. Several scientific studies have shown how water negatively affects CO2 capture. For example, a study done by ETH Zurich Institute of Process Engineering and Stanford University stated, “In all carbon capture processes the feed steam contains water vapor, which interferes with the mechanisms involved in the adsorption of CO2.”
Another example is a study published in Applied Materials on the Challenge of Water Competition in Physical Adsorption of CO2 stated, “The option to physically adsorb CO2 in the presence of water is challenging.”
That same study also stated, “The fundamental nature of water typically renders it much more attached to surfaces, and to itself, when compared to CO2.”
About ESG Clean Energy, LLC
ESG Clean Energy, LLC (ESG) develops natural gas power generation/carbon capture systems with a nearly Zero Carbon Footprint. The patented technology is designed to generate large amounts of electricity and produce distilled water and CO2-based commodities, such as compressed CO2, ethanol, hydrogen, and Diesel exhaust fluid. ESG is working to secure additional projects around the world and has awarded exclusive rights to its patent portfolio to Viking Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Camber Energy, Inc., (CEI) for exclusive use in Canada and multiple locations in the U.S. More information about ESG Clean Energy and its technology can be found at www.ESGcleanEnergy.com.