As part of an eight strong collaboration between business and academia across Europe, e2v has been awarded a grant from the European Union (EU) to develop carbon capture technology as part of the GRAMOFON project. GRAMOFON is a new process for efficient carbon dioxide (CO2) capture by innovative adsorbents based on modified Graphene Aerogels (GRA) and Metal Organic Framework (MOF) materials. As a technical microwave specialist, e2v will play a pivotal role in the innovation management and technology dissemination for the project.
The European Commissionâ€™s (EC) roadmaps to 2030 and beyond identified Carbon Capture and Storage (CSS) as one of the key technologies that could help to achieve the EUâ€™s 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. CSS has the ability to resolve the challenge of delivering more energy in a time when emissions must fall, against the backdrop of worldwide climate change.
Ewan Livingstone, President of RF Power at e2v, said, â€œThe GRAMOFON project has the potential to revolutionise how we address greenhouse gas emissions around the world. Bringing life to technology and innovation are at the heart of our business, and we are delighted that our wide reaching microwave capabilities have secured our role in this collaboration with business and academia across Europe.â€
The grant was approved by the EC on Thursday 15 September, and the ground breaking work to create a viable solution to prevent CO2 from reaching the atmosphere, and to store it in suitable underground geological formations, will begin this month.
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