Carbon Clean has today (28th Oct) unveiled what it says is the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture solution, marking a “breakthrough” in the market.

Dubbed CycloneCC, the technology has a footprint ten times smaller than conventional carbon capture, making it easily deployable in less than eight weeks.

Further to this, the solution is also thought to reduce both capex and opex by 50%, driving down the cost of carbon capture to $30/tonnes on average.

The technology has been successfully pilot tested at one-tonnes-per—day plant in the UK and US - and is currently being commercialised at 10-tonnes-per-day and 100-tonnes-per day with select partners, including CEMEX and Veolia for final product roll out by summer 2022.

Wider market roll out is expected in 2023.

Aniruddha Sharma, Co-founder and CEO oof Carbon Clean, said, “With many industrial plants having limited space, the biggest barriers to widespread CCUS adoption have been the size and cost of existing technology.”

“Carbon Clean is breaking down these barriers with the world’s smallest industrial carbon capture solution. CycloneCC is the next generation of technology that will make carbon capture simple, affordable, and scalable – bringing it within reach of a huge number of industrial emitters, especially those with small to mid-size emission point sources.”

The company’s small-sized technology launch follows a Decarb Connect survey that identified space as the top concern that industries have when it comes to utilising carbon capture solutions.

CycloneCC has been developed in the UK, with the support of industrial heavyweights, university partners and the UK Government.

Greg Hands, UK Energy & Climate Change Minister, said, “We want the UK to be a world leader in developing and deploying Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage technology, which will be a critical tool in decarbonising industry and ensuring our manufacturers remain internationally competitive.

“Backed by £5m of government funding, Carbon Clean’s innovative new technology will help make the widespread industrial adoption of carbon capture a reality, supporting UK industries to decarbonise while attracting new investment as we work towards ending our contribution to climate change by 2050.”