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ADNOC selects Carbon Clean’s modular CycloneCC carbon capture technology for industrial project in the UAE

2 October 2023
  • ADNOC has selected Carbon Clean’s innovative modular CycloneCC technology for a carbon capture project at Fertiglobe’s plant located in the Ruways Industrial Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • The project will be the first deployment of a 10 tonnes per day CycloneCC industrial unit anywhere in the world
  • The CycloneCC unit will be deployed at a nitrogen fertilizer plant, owned by Fertiglobe, the strategic partnership between OCI Global and ADNOC
  • Announcement coincides with Carbon Clean winning ‘Clean Energy Technology Innovation of the Year’ at the ADIPEC Awards 2023

The first deployment of a fully modular, 10 tonnes per day (TPD) industrial CycloneCC carbon capture unit has been announced by ADNOC and Carbon Clean, a global leader in cost-effective carbon capture solutions.

ADNOC has selected Carbon Clean’s innovative modular CycloneCC technology for a carbon capture project at Fertiglobe’s 100%-owned nitrogen fertilizer plant, in the Al Ruways Industrial Complex in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The CycloneCC mobile unit is being fabricated in the the UAE, ahead of commissioning this month. CycloneCC is a modular, prefabricated and skid-mounted carbon capture solution that will radically impact the economics of carbon capture and industrial decarbonisation. Modular carbon capture solutions are vital for scaling industrial carbon capture deployment to achieve global net zero targets.

Using process intensification technologies, CycloneCC reduces the size of the equipment by 10 times and the overall unit footprint is up to 50% smaller than conventional carbon capture. Additionally, by using Carbon Clean’s proprietary APBS-CDRMax® solvent, the technology can deliver lower operating expenses while delivering higher performance.

Aniruddha Sharma, Chair and CEO of Carbon Clean, said:

“This project is hugely significant given it’s the first industrial deployment of our award-winning CycloneCC technology anywhere in the world. We are moving a step closer to achieving full commercialisation of this modular solution which will play a vital role in decarbonising heavy industries and achieving net zero targets. I’m especially pleased to be working alongside ADNOC, which is at the forefront of efforts to develop climate critical sectors such as CCUS.”

Ahmed El-Hoshy, CEO of Fertiglobe, added:

“We are pleased that ADNOC has selected Carbon Clean’s innovative and proprietary carbon capture technology to be deployed at our nitrogen fertilizer plant in Ruways. It demonstrates an important step in achieving the UAE’s decarbonisation agenda and net zero commitment.”

Carbon Clean are currently attending the ADIPEC conference hosted by ADNOC in Abu Dhabi, where Carbon Clean has been recognised as the ‘Clean Energy Technology Innovation of the Year’ for its breakthrough technology CycloneCC, by the ADIPEC awards. Under the theme ‘Leading in Transformation’, the awards honour pioneering projects, companies and individuals driving transformative change across the global energy system.



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Notes to editors

  1. Fertiglobe is a strategic partnership between OCI Global (50%) and ADNOC (36%) and is the world’s largest seaborne exporter of ammonia and urea combined. Its Fertil plant in the UAE is one of the largest regional fertilizer producers with a production capacity of 1.2 million metric tons of ammonia and 2.1 million metric tons of urea.

About Carbon Clean

Carbon Clean is a global leader in carbon capture solutions for hard-to-abate industries including cement, steel, refineries and energy from waste. The company’s patented technology significantly reduces the costs of carbon capture when compared to conventional solutions.   

Carbon Clean has over a decade of experience in designing, building, and operating industrial carbon capture systems and it has 49 technology references around the world. The company is an innovation leader in the CCUS market, with over 85 active patent assets across 16 patent families covering over 30 countries, and has developed a fully modular technology, CycloneCC, that is vital for scaling industrial carbon capture deployment to achieve global net zero targets.   

Headquartered in the UK and with offices in the US and India, the company has received funding and grant support from the British and US governments and has established partnerships with industry leaders including Chevron and CEMEX. It is also an investor in the Swedish eFuel company, Liquid Wind.   

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