Cool Planet Technologies is adopting a phased approach for scaling membrane technology at the Höver plant:
Phase 1 Pilot – Completed
This Phase of Cool Planet Technologies’ carbon capture project at Höver was completed in May 2022 and generated useful data for further calibrating Phase 2a of the project. The test unit delivered an excellent separation rate with high CO2 purities. The unit also demonstrated its ability to start up and respond very quickly without any preliminary preparations.
Phase 2a Demonstration – Under Construction
Currently under construction, Phase 2a is a major scaling up of the technology capturing approximately 10,000 tonnes per year (tpa) of CO2. This Phase has received funding approval from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (“BMWK”) as part of the “Decarbonisation in Industry” funding programme. This plant will have an active test programme and operate for at least 12 months.
Phase 2a is scheduled to commence operation in 2024.
Phases 2b and 3 Full Decarbonisation
It is planned for the 2a plant to be followed by 200,000 tpa and 1,000,000 tpa plants in 2025 and 2027 respectively to achieve the fully decarbonisation of the Höver site.
Cool Planet Technologies is working to develop further projects in the pulp and paper industry, energy from waste, lime, chemicals, power generation and for blast furnaces and smelters. The technology has the capability and flexibility to deliver high quality performance in these diverse and sometimes challenging operational environments.