How to Decarbonize Our Energy Systems: Process-Informed Design of New Materials for Carbon Capture

Susana Garcia*, Berend Smit

*Corresponding author for this work

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Decarbonisation from a variety of industrial and power emission sectors highlights a marked need for capture technologies that can be optimized for different CO2 sources and integrated into an equally diverse range of applications of captured CO2 as a feedstock. Some capture technologies are already operated at an industrial scale but may not be optimal for all required applications. Advanced tailored sorbent-based technologies allow flexible operation and reduced costs as they offer higher capture capacities and significantly lower energy penalties than the state-of-the-art systems. To accelerate the discovery, development, and deployment of novel advanced materials, it is critically important that efforts between experimentalists, theoreticians, and process engineers are coordinated. The PrISMa project addresses this challenge by integrating materials design with process design and environmental considerations to allow for tailor-making carbon capture solutions optimally tuned for local sources and sinks. In this article, we highlight some of the recent results obtained with the PrISMa platform.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Early online date3 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Carbon capture
  • Material genomics
  • Process design
  • Sorbent materials screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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