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MP: C2C - CH4 to Crop - Methane cleaning catalyser

Alternative title: C2C - Metankatalysator

Awarded: NOK 45,081

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2020 - 2020

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Methane (CH4) is a greenhouse gas approximately 28-36 times more potent than CO2. This means that each unit of CH4 released into the atmosphere, equals 28-36 CO2 units. Capture, sequestration, utilization and storage (CCUS) of CO2 has a high focus and is an important measure to reduce the total emission of greenhouse gases. Unfortunately, methane has not had the same focus, perhaps due to the difficulty of reducing methane to CO2 prior to CCUS. Reduction of methane requires temperatures of 300degC and higher, which means that methane slip from landfills, agriculture, biogas production and wastewater treatment require much energy to heat the gas prior to reducing it. Until recently, this has been impossible to do efficiently. This project will verify a new technology for reducing CH4 to CO2 and the possibility for utilization of CO2 within agriculture. The technology is based on an innovative catalyzer technology invented at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.