Membrane Technology building world's largest membrane carbon capture pilot

Sep 10 2023

MTR Carbon Capture has commenced construction of a large pilot plant at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC) in Gillette, Wyoming.

The company will operate out of ITC’s Large Test Center to collect CO2 from flue gas produced by Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station, a coal-based power plant firing Powder River Basin coal. The Wyoming ITC is one of the world’s largest post-combustion demonstration-scale test facilities.

MTR Carbon Capture will use its proprietary Polaris™ polymeric membrane to capture more than 150 tonnes of CO2 each day at Dry Fork Station. The process uses no chemicals and requires little water, making its approach to carbon capture cleaner and more environmentally friendly than conventional solvent-based carbon capture methods.

“To meet the world’s decarbonization goals the energy transition must start by modernizing existing power and industrial facilities with proven carbon capture technology,” sais MTR Carbon Capture President Brett Andrews. “ Our PolarisTM membrane is backed by 15 years of research, development, and testing to create an effective and environmentally friendly carbon capture solution.”

The project is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s large-scale pilot carbon capture program. The program supports the development of transformational technologies that will significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, costs, emissions reductions, and environmental performance of carbon capture.

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