HiPACT® - an Innovative CO2 Capture Process

HiPACT® recovers CO2 at high pressures from natural gas and synthesis gas, enabling cost reduction and energy saving in carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS). HiPACT® has been jointly developed with BASF SE. A demonstration test has been successfully completed at INPEX's natural gas plant in Japan and the technology is now at the marketing stage.

Features

  • A chemical absorption process, using a newly developed absorption solvent;
    • Highly stable against thermal degradation
    • Superior CO2 absorption performance
  • Enabling CO2 stripping process at high pressures simultaneously with energy saving, which significantly reduces the energy and cost loads of CCS projects
  • Enabling a reduction of 25 to 35 percent in CO2 recovery and compression costs
  • Beneficial to not only CCS but also to CO2-EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) and pure CO2 production for e.g. liquefied CO2 or further processing to chemicals

Applications

  • CO2 capture sections in
    • natural gas processing plants including LNG plants
    • synthesis gas (syngas) processing plants to synthesize chemical products e.g.
      ammonia, urea, hydrogen, acetic acid, methanol and substitute natural gas (SNG)
    • IGCC (Integrated Gasification and Combined Cycle) plants, especially those
      based on coal and heavy oils

Illustration of CO2 Capture and Storage Scheme

Illustration of CO2 Capture and Storage Scheme

Experience

HiPACT®plant
NIS a.d. Novi Sad (Serbia)
  • Natural gas processing with CCS (Europe), 1 License