- Low energy consumption process
- Non-proprietary solvent
- No thermal and oxidative degradation
- Simple chemistry
- Tolerant to oxygen
- High capture rate
- Power generation (e.g., waste-to-energy plants, biomass power plants, etc.)
- Industrial (e.g., cement plants, etc.)
- Oil and gas (e.g., SMRs, utility boilers, etc.)
In December 2020, Baker Hughes signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with research group SRI International for its mixed-salt process (MSP) for carbon capture. The technology received support from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
MSP is a post-combustion, carbon-capture process that uses a novel solvent formulation based on readily available potassium and ammonia. It has achieved a technology readiness level (TRL) of 4 according to the H2020 definition, and an MSP pilot project for demonstrating TRL 6 is under execution. Its solvent is not influenced by trace components (e.g., NOx, O2) or thermal and oxidative degradation. MSP is tolerant to oxygen, high temperatures, and flue gas impurities.
Baker Hughes uses a mixed-salt process for carbon dioxide capture under license from SRI International®