OUR TECHNOLOGY

Concentrating carbon matters.

Our goals are simple.

Use virtually any fuel (easy or difficult).

Emit nothing.

Capture everything.

We do this in the distributed power market at a system level on new reciprocating engines and industrial gas turbine equipment, but we also retrofit existing engines, with no significant engine hardware changes.

This unique technology by CarbonPoint has been developed to produce Power and CO2 for companies who benefit from these for their operations, while staying carbon neutral or even negative.

The patented technology began with the U.S. Navy with their need to develop undersea propulsion technology that required no gaseous exhaust.  However, the technology needed to be modified to become a viable solution for applications on land, and the CarbonPoint proven carbon capture process technology was born.  

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The Problem.

Low CO2 concentration makes capture difficult and more expensive and not economically viable.  This distributed market is served by reciprocating piston engines and industrial gas turbines.  In addition to the other emissions they generate, these engines exhaust CO2 to the atmosphere. 


This market is completely unserved by carbon capture today. Most of the distributed market has an exhaust CO2 concentration of 3-11% (older “rich burn” engines run at 10-11% on natural gas).

 

In addition to the other emissions they generate, “Open Cycle” engines exhaust CO2 directly to the atmosphere.  This market is completely unserved by carbon capture today.  

The Solution.

The patented Semi-Closed Cycle System

CarbonPoint has developed a patented, non-emissive Semi-Closed Cycle (SCC) system that concentrates exhaust CO2, enabling economically-viable carbon capture for distributed power.

The SCC can be adapted to individual application needs and equipment, and is applicable to both new and retrofit applications with a market potential >$100B.

SCC Highlights:

  • Non-emissive system that concentrates CO2 from the integrated engine and pyrolysis  subsystems

  • Hybrid process improves total system efficiency

  • Produces lower cost renewable fuel

  • Generates negative carbon energy*

  • Improves ESG sustainability metrics

*Requires secure geologic storage

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Non-emissive Semi-Closed Cycle (SCC)

Through the SCC system process, exhaust is recirculated and CO2 is captured and can be utilized for sequestration and other applications, including: 

Distributed Power >10,000 sites

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Compressor Stations >10,000 sites

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Gas Plants/Industrial >1,000 sites

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Carbon Negative Power from Waste, >1,000 sites

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Our technology is applicable to both new and retrofit applications, optimally between 1 - 25 MWs / engine.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

  • NON-EMISSIVE POWER, 95+% CARBON CAPTURE

  • ENABLES GREEN SYNGAS & SYNFUEL ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • SCC PROVEN CARBON CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY

  • 45Q TAX CREDITS & INTERNATIONAL CARBON CREDITS

  • PROVIDES CARBON NEUTRAL & CARBON NEGATIVE OPPORTUNITIES

Our Advantage.

The patented Semi-Closed Cycle (SCC) System

  • SCC technology de-risked via Naval applications & investment to date

  • Exclusive license from Navy IP for commercial use (5 patents)

  • 7 patents 

  • Requires no significant engine hardware changes

  • Applicable to retrofit and new installations

  • Successfully demonstrated at commercial scale

  • Enables CO2 capture costs lower than available incentives/tax credits

The CarbonPoint SCC has its roots in Air Independent Propulsion of submarines, weapons, and undersea vehicles.

 

We have exclusive license to the Navy IP and most of our new patents are granted, with coverage in over 40 countries.  

Our SCC exhaust concentration does not require engine changes, so it is applicable to both new and retrofit.  Most importantly, we have proven it works in these distributed land-based applications.

Over 20% of global CO2 emissions are now constrained by some price control or tax, and that percentage is only increasing.   CarbonPoint secures the viability of distributed power.