CCm's carbon capture & usage technology is capable of reducing carbon dioxide emissions through amine based carbon capture.
There is also a 70% reduction in the carbon footprint when compared with traditional fertiliser manufacturing techniques.
To help promote a circular economy, CCm's technology is capable of transforming low value waste materials into high value resources across multiple industrial sectors.
The waste component of CCm's fertiliser is up to 85% and aims to help promote a circular economy.
The impact of CCm’s fertiliser on improving soil quality, damaged by decades of industrialised farming, is likely to be considerable. Further analysis by P3 is required but CCm’s technology will contribute to the reversal of poor soil that the UN and other advocates are seeking. The UN report (2015) stated that at current degradation rates all the world’s topsoil will be gone in 60 years (source: Scientific American) and the world will be unable to feed itself.
The technology is capable of transforming sewage bio-solids into fertiliser but more importantly integrate waste phosphorous and ammonia that is leaching into water-courses and causing enormous environmental damage.
CCm has successfully developed large scale materials production systems based on its core technology rites. CCm has been able to further broaden the applications of its core technology into cost effective energy management systems.
CCm Energy Transformation materials store thermal energy within a chemical reaction, much like a battery and releases it rapidly as the chemical reaction starts. In CCm materials this reaction is between carbon dioxide and supported amine compounds.
The heat that this reaction releases is considerable - 1.98GJ (551kWh) of thermal energy per tonne of carbon dioxide - and importantly, like batteries, the storage density of our materials is high at 200kWh/m3
Similar to traditional batteries, our materials can be recharged. While conventional batteries are recharged with electricity, our systems can be recharged with either heat or electrical energy. Furthermore CCm units produce heat at 125DegC but they can be re-charged using much lower temperatures generally around 50DegC to 80DegC; to be clear no more energy is taken out than is put in but that same energy can be replaced at a slower rate, utilising a lower grade source and over a longer period of time.
The key flexibility of the CCm unit is that it can receive energy for recharge in many forms. At its simplest it can take direct heat supplies to recharge. The unit can also exploit electrical inputs that it converts to heat before once again recharging the system.
It is this ability to exploit variable energy inputs that is the key to the system’s flexibility. By being able to convert either electrical or heat energy into chemical energy, the system provides a route for the storage, upgrading and timely exploitation of wide range of currently low value energy sources.
CCm focus on switching current carbon intensive industrial production and transport systems to low carbon alternatives. Currently CCm carries this out through resource optimisation, avoiding the production of large volumes of Ammonia, Phosphates and carbon dioxide in the fertiliser industry which require high inputs of fossil based production methods.
CCm’s power generation technology also provides an alternative fuel switch solution to replace current diesel and oil based power sources.
CCm is developing a power generation technology that converts waste heat into electricity. This is carried out by taking advantage of waste heat and the varying states of carbon dioxide for application in industrial sectors.
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