UP Catalyst explores molten salt regeneration for CCU


UP Catalyst, a leading Estonian nanotechnology company, is teaming up with a consortium of industry experts to develop a revolutionary molten-salt-regeneration technology.

The new system has the potential to significantly reduce waste as it allows the reuse of carbonate salt up to 100 times. The project, named Molten Salt Regeneration for Carbon Capture and utilisation (MoReCCU), has received funding through EIT Manufacturing’s Open Call for Proposals, under the Regional Innovation Scheme.

As we transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to a carbon-neutral circular economy, there is a pressing need to produce and reuse raw materials, such as molten salt. While carbonate salt was formerly a low-cost material, its widespread use in energy storage application has generated a 260% increase in the price over the last 3 years.

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