Based on novel molecularly engineered materials, Atoco designs and develops solid-state modules, to be installed in carbon capture solutions. Atoco’s solid-state carbon capture modules can be installed both in post-combustion solutions, operating in industrial or energy related settings or in commercial or residential buildings. Our technology can also be installed in solutions, extracting carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere.
Applications for the Energy Sector: 73% of global greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to the energy sector (C2ES). Increasing the penetration of renewables in the energy sector is part of the solution. The other part, however, is reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide through carbon capture solutions.
Atoco’s solid-state carbon capture modules can help mitigate these emissions by capturing and separating CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere. This technology enables the energy sector to reduce its carbon footprint and comply with emission reduction targets.
Applications for the Industrial Sector: 24% of global greenhouse gases are attributed to “energy in industry” whereas 5% is attributed to “industrial processes” (C2ES). A dual strategy is required to ensure that industrial plants increasingly rely on renewable energy sources while also decarbonize through the reduction of their emissions through carbon capture solutions.
Atoco develops solid-state carbon capture modules based on novel reticular-chemistry materials to optimize CO2 capture solutions for the industrial sector. Our carbon capture technology enables several CCS solutions in the industrial sector. By utilizing Atoco’s carbon capture modules in the industrial sector, CCS applications can effectively reduce CO2 emissions, comply with environmental regulations, and contribute to the transition to a more sustainable energy system.
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Applications for Commercial & Residential Buildings Sector: By incorporating Atoco’s solid-state carbon capture modules into systems operating in residential and commercial sectors, CCS applications can contribute to reducing carbon emissions from buildings and advancing the adoption of sustainable practices in everyday life. In turn, this will also minimize the exposure to targeted carbon taxes. Our modules can support the post-combustion solutions in domestic and commercial buildings, capturing carbon from heating systems, boilers, and cooling systems. The high CO2 selectivity of our novel adsorbent materials used in our modules, however, also makes them very effective in capturing and separating CO2 directly from the atmosphere inside buildings, possibly in combination with HVAC systems.
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Direct air capture (DAC) technologies extract CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The CO2 can be permanently stored in deep geological formations, thereby achieving carbon dioxide removal. Capturing CO2 from the air is more energy intensive and therefore expensive than capturing it from a point source. This is because the CO2 in the atmosphere is much more diluted than, for example, in the flue gas of a power station or a cement plant. This contributes to the higher energy need and cost of DAC relative to other CO2 capture technologies and applications. Consequently, innovative technologies are required to fulfill the potential of DAC. Atoco’s solid-state carbon capture modules are highly compatible with DAC applications.
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While carbon capture has traditionally focused on large-scale industrial emissions, there is growing interest in capturing CO2 directly from mobile sources to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from other sectors, in particular the transportation sector.
CO2 capture from car exhausts and vehicles is an emerging application of carbon capture technologies. Even though the concept of capturing CO2 from vehicle exhausts is promising, there are challenges to consider.
With Atoco’s innovative adsorbent-based modules, feasible solutions could be provided to address the challenges associated with carbon capture applications in the transportation sector. As our materials have high selectivity, adsorption capacity, regenerable properties, tuneability, and flexibility, they could be used to solve integration issues associated with vehicle exhaust carbon capture technologies. These technologies are still in the early stages.
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Based on novel molecularly engineered materials, Atoco designs and develops solutions for atmospheric water harvesting, that efficiently capture and generate pure water out of the atmosphere, even under dry conditions with relative humidity below 20%. Our solutions can operate in passive mode without the use of electricity, thereby enabling off-grid operations with zero carbon footprint.
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