Materials science company Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has entered into a cooperative research and development agreement with ORNL UT-Battelle, Volunteer Aerospace, and RTI International to improve the energy efficiency of two-phase exchange industrial chemical processes, with a focus on carbon capture systems.

OPM’s PEKK polymer is highly suitable for carbon capture technologies as it can withstand aggressive chemical and thermal environments typical is such process. It’s OXPEKK®-SC coating product protects the metal substrate without inhibiting thermal conduction or fouling chemical reactions necessary for efficient carbon capture.

Scott DeFelice, OPM Founder and CEO, said, “We are extremely excited to be part of this team effort, originally organised by Oak Ridge, to develop technology solutions aimed at mitigating the effects of global climate change.”

“The goals of this endeavour – to both improve carbon capture system efficiency and reduce capital costs – are essential for broad commercial adoption of these industrial systems, and we are pleased that OPM’s advanced anti-corrosive technology is recognised by these industry leaders as part of this solution.”