High-performance CO2-to-Sustainable Fuels
For Power-to-X and industrial sites decarbonization
Real Carbon Technology takes carbon capture and usage (CCU) to a new level. Our patent-protected solution offers direct carbon dioxide and hydrogen to methanol/DME conversion faster and cheaper than traditional methods. We deliver multiple efficiency gains while saving on CAPEX and OPEX and bringing overall green fuels costs down.
CLOSING THE ANTHROPOGENIC CARBON CYCLE
Capturing CO2 from industrial facilities, fossil or biomass-fueled power stations, or directly from the air.
Using captured CO2 as an input feed-stock to create products and fuels.
When combusted methanol emits 95% less CO2 and no other dangerous components (e.g. suplhur), while offering ecological safety of handling and economic security.
CCUS is a group of technologies that contributes both to reducing emissions in key sectors directly and to removing CO2 to balance emissions that cannot be avoided – a critical part of net-zero goals.
The use of the CO2 for an industrial purpose can provide a revenue stream for CCUS facilities. Until now, the vast majority of CCUS projects have relied on revenues from the sale of CO2 to oil companies for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). But there are many other potential uses of carbon dioxide, e.g. as a feed-stock for the production of synthetic fuels and chemicals.
We at RealCarbonTech focus on delivering the most efficient technology of turning carbon dioxide feed-stock into marketable methanol-based products for energy, chemical or transportation sectors.
CLEAN OR DIRTY
REDUCED CONVERSION COSTS
It is generally known that production of methanol (MeOH) from biomass and from carbon dioxide and hydrogen does not involve experimental technologies. Almost identical proven and fully commercial technologies are used to make MeOH from fossil fuel-based syngas and can be used for renewable MeOH production.
Traditional MeOH synthesis technologies rely on loop methods, which require complex production steps starting from feed-stock purification, turning it into synthesis gas, producing crude MeOH, separating it from water and other components and repeating the cycles multiple times to achieve desired process efficiencies.
With our method we eliminate the syngas phase. Where others use multiple reactors, compressors, columns, drums, boilers and etc., we achieve 100% process efficiency in a single cycle with a much smaller reactor. Our sea container does the job of convetional chemical plants. And what is equally important - our process does not emit any carbon dioxide along the way.
Together with already available flue gases capture technologies our solution can be retrofitted into an existing facility, eliminating the need to redesign the plant’s processes while meeting emission reduction targets and extending asset useful lifetime in an economically attractive way.
At the same time our single-pass method can be a value adding part to Power-to-Methanol projects with direct air capture systems reducing the final product costs through higher conversion efficiencies.
Methanol or, alternatively, dimethyl ether (DME) are the key products of our direct synthesis. Further downstream conversion to other methanol-based products is possible depending on the CCU project specifics and off-taking arrangements.
The solution for existing energy assets
Meeting net-zero goals requires tackling emissions across all energy sectors, including those that are labelled as “hard to abate”. This includes heavy industry (incl. cement, steel and chemicals production), which accounts for almost 20% of global CO2 emissions. Today’s industrial assets could generate more than 600 GtCO2 – almost two decade’s worth of current annual emissions – if they were to operate as they currently do until the end of their technical lives. Retrofitting CO2 capture and utilization equipment can enable the continued operation of existing plants, as well as associated infrastructure and supply chains, but with significantly reduced carbon foot-print.
Retrofitting facilities can also help to preserve employment and economic prosperity in regions that rely on emissions-intensive industry, while avoiding the economic and social disruption of early retirements.
Small and mid-size emitters with limited footprint available
Emitters > 1 mio tons of CO2/year
13 July 2021
Business Insider Polska, Ringier Axel Springer and PwC distinguish emerging ESG stars. The jury selected the most promising Polish startups that fit into the implementation of the model of sustainable development of enterprises.
01 October 2021
Our team is proud to be recognized as one of the promising #climatetech startups by the ORZEŁ INNOWACJI (Eagle of Innovation) competition.
16 December 2021
Following the initial sourcing of over 100 start-ups and the subsequent pitching phase, we are very excited to have been selected as one of the finalist start-ups for advanced discussions to form working partnerships with member companies, which will result in final consortium agreements. From then onwards, GCCA member mentors and their start-up partners will be working together to develop their technologies ahead of a demo day later in 2022.
08 June 2022
RCT team is excited to be announced as The New Energy Challenge (NEC) one of the twenty most promising companies in 2022. Jointly organized by Rockstart, Shell, Unknown Group and YES!Delft, the NEC is open to European and Israeli start-ups and scale-ups. The winning companies will be given the opportunity to connect with investors and experts, unlocking the knowledge, contacts, funding, and support needed to scale their business and help them to drive change in the energy system.
26 September 2022
Our technology demonstration facility has been launched in Warsaw. We are proud to announce that our original scaling up assumptions have been validated and high quality crude methanol is being produced with efficiencies in line with lab results.
According to the Institute of Industrial Chemistry (IChP) this is the first installation in the world that is able to fully convert feedstock gases without additional process recirculation. Such an assessment puts RealCarbonTech's solution in the leading position in terms of methanol yield per unit of mass components used.
02 February 2023
We are thrilled to be one of eight energy startups selected to take part in the first edition of Ørsted Propel. Teaming up in 2022, Ørsted and Rockstart screened over 150 startups to pick a hanful that are now invited for the four-month open innovation program, providing funding opportunities, resources to develop pilot projects, and other long-term engagements with Ørsted. Utilizing Ørsted’s network and industry knowledge, this program designed and implemented by Rockstart focuses on finding the best solutions for a more sustainable future.