Construction of Carbon Engineering’s Innovation Centre has progressed swiftly throughout the winter. This centre will be Carbon Engineering’s permanent headquarters and advanced development facility where the team will optimize and improve our technologies. We are pleased to provide an update, plus photos and a video showing the facility’s progress.
The Innovation Centre is nearby to Carbon Engineering’s pilot facility, top right in the above image.
In December, we shared progress on the earthworks and concrete activities that laid the foundation for the facility, as well as the pellet reactor installation and initial work on the air contactor, far right in the below image. Since this last update, the site has continued to progress rapidly, with January and February seeing all but one of the major pieces of equipment for our Direct Air Capture process installed.
The Innovation Centre administration building, left in the above image, is also well underway, with the structure now erected and partially clad. This 1250m2 building will be home to Carbon Engineering’s advanced development and plant operations, and will include a reception, offices, meeting rooms, drop spaces, a laboratory, a first aid room, and a control room. It will also house a large shop space for plant support and maintenance activities.
The last piece of major equipment to be installed will be the calciner, which will arrive on site in May. The calciner is where CO2-rich pellets produced in the pellet reactor are heated to 900°C to release the CO2 in pure gas form.