CCSI Toolset

Organization: U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory
Co-Developer(s): Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, West Virginia University, Princeton University, Boston University, University of Texas at Austin
Year: 2016

Carbon capture is critical to cost effectively reduce global CO2 emissions, and commercial CCS technology must be available soon. The CCSI Toolset supports and accelerates the development, scale-up and commercialization of CO2 capture technology by enabling more thorough vetting of options, complete understanding how processes will operate at scale under relevant field conditions, and increased understanding how uncertainty affects risk. The CCSI Toolset is the sole suite of computational tools and models specifically tailored to help maximize learning during the scale-up process in order to reduce risk. This is critically important since pilot projects represent an expensive, limited opportunity to collect the data necessary to move to commercial scale. By maximizing the learning during such pilot projects, the CCSI Toolset can help reduce the timeline for subsequent commercialization and enable greater investment confidence. This product can also be employed in related industries to enable faster, more cost effective scale up of other new technologies.