As part of the University of Newcastle Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) program, the university has come up with a project to bring revolutionary Carbon Capture Technology. This project has the potential to help heavy industries reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
This project aims to pace up the usage of clean energy and recycling technologies. It will also add to the national agenda of decarbonisation and manufacturing. The success of this project will also enable short-term processes to reduce GHG emissions. Moreover, the industries still operating on fossil fuels will witness a new revolution.
The Carbon Capture Technology
The technology to be used in this project is called VAMCO. This Carbon Capture Technology will allow heavy industries that produce green steel, hydrogen and ammonia to capture emissions during production.
The original design of VAMCO was for point-source capture of fugitive emissions in coal mines, but that was just the beginning. Industries are now exploiting its potential to include more complex and industry-heavy duties.
This technology is provided to the university by the ASCON group under a partnership for the project. The reason why VAMCO is considered ‘revolutionary’ among other carbon capture techniques is because it is more cost-effective and environmentally safe. It uses a propriety CO2 adsorbent developed by the researchers of the University of Newcastle.
What is in it for the Students?
Students might often think about how these university projects will benefit them. Truth is, there is more than one way in which they can benefit, some of them are;
- The researchers on the project are also their professors who would be happy to discuss various research projects.
- They can build industrial connections from within the university through collaborations and partnerships.
- Selected students also assist their professors with research projects.
- Many projects are actually research topics given by the students for thesis in their courses.
- You can also learn the technicalities of a research project like funding, marketability, sourcing etc.
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