Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. (CMS), a pioneer in separation solutions for low carbon intensity processes, is pleased to announce the launch of a new carbon capture pilot in collaboration with voestalpine. This project will further demonstrate the effectiveness of CMS’ technology in capturing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial processes in hard-to-abate industries.
CMS met voestalpine after participating in the Verbund X accelerator in late 2022. “The Verbund X accelerator has been a tremendous experience and was an excellent way to meet industrial players who are taking practical steps for near-term decarbonization” says Erica Nemser, CEO of CMS.
Under the agreement, CMS will deploy Optiperm™ Carbon membrane technology in a bench and field rig that will capture process flue gas from voestalpine’s powerplant. The pilot will be deployed in Q4 of 2023 and operate at voestalpine’s Linz site in Austria. It will demonstrate the technology’s effectiveness in a real-world industrial setting, paving the way for possible subsequent phases involving larger-scale demonstrations.
“The concept from CMS enables carbon capture with relatively low energy demand and using only green electricity” says Nina Kieberger, research engineer at voestalpine’s steel division. “We look forward to testing this concept with a first bench-scale installation within our production facilities.”
CMS’ advanced membrane technology offers significant advantages over conventional carbon capture methods, including reduced energy requirements and footprint and is a fully standardized and electrified, chemicals-free solution.
“We are excited to collaborate with voestalpine” said Nemser. “These projects showcase the increasing interest in our advanced membrane technology and its potential to achieve practical, near-term mitigation of carbon emissions from industrial processes. We eagerly anticipate working with voestalpine to demonstrate the performance and economic viability of our technology in the field for hard to abate industry.”