Sequestering captured industrial CO2  in suitable geological formations (Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS) is a necessary step in the attempt to reach the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. Anders Lyngfelt (Chalmers University Gothenburg) presents a cost-effective and energy-efficient technology to capture CO2 from industrial complexes: Chemical-Looping Combustion.

Significant quantities of CO2 can be prevented from entering the atmosphere, where it contributes to to global climate change. Although CCS has the potential to make a significant impact on the fight against climate change, the capture, transport, and storage of CO2 is regarded by some as too energy consuming and too costly.

Anders Lyngfelt presents Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC) as a cost-effective and energy-efficient technology for capturing industrial CO2.

Not only is CLC suitable for the capture of fossil carbon-dioxide, it is also suitable for capturing CO2 from biomass. Bio-CLC, and subsequent permanent storage of CO2, would allow for an economically beneficial and energy-efficient avenue to withdraw CO2 from the atmosphere on a large scale.

His presentation can be accessed here: Presentation “Options for CLC” by Anders Lyngfelt.

An introductory video on CLC is accessible here.