Pre-combustion capture

A pre-combustion system involves first converting solid, liquid or gaseous fuel into a mixture of hydrogen and carbon dioxide using one of a number of processes such as ‘gasification’ or ‘reforming’.

Reforming of gas is well-established and already used at scale at refineries and chemical plants around the world. Gasification is widely practiced around the world and is similar in some respects to that used for many years to make town gas.

The hydrogen produced by these processes may be used, not only to fuel our electricity production, but also in the future to power our cars and heat our homes with near zero emissions.

A pre-combustion capture system. Courtesy of Costain.


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Why CCS?


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