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FORGE Project Findings to be Presented at EUROCORR 2022

Wed, 20 July, 2022

Shiladitya Paul, who is the director of the Materials Innovation Centre (MatIC), is due to present findings from the FORGE project at the EUROCORR 2022 conference in Berlin.

The conference is taking place from 28 August to 1 September, with Shiladitya due to present on Tuesday 30 August at 16:40. His presentation, ‘Development of New Alloys for CCUS’ was co-produced by TWI’s Catherine Leahy and Francesco Fanicchia, and also includes input from Zihui Dong from the University of Leicester, Krzysztof Wieczerzak from the Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures, and Alvise Bianchin from MBN Nanomaterialia.

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is heralded as an indispensable technology for reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere whilst allowing energy-intensive industries, such as steel making, cement production etc to continue to operate. Several energy-intensive industries generate CO2 due to the chemical reactions involved in the processes. These industries rely on materials that are able to withstand aggressive environments for long periods of time to make such processes safe and economically viable. An important factor that has hindered adoption of CCUS in these energy intensive industries is the cost of materials that can operate in the harsh conditions required for an efficient processing of CO2. Even when expensive materials are selected, they may not be capable of withstanding the harsh conditions long enough for the material selection to be prudent. Thus, there is a need to develop new materials from non-critical raw materials that could provide adequate performance in the harsh environments of energy-intensive industries without significant loss of functionality.

High entropy alloys (HEAs) and compositionally complex alloys (CCAs) are new sets of materials that have the potential to operate under harsh conditions. These materials, when applied in the form of coatings, can reduce the cost significantly while offering the protective efficacy expected of the monolithic material.

This presentation will discuss the new materials and coatings development in the area of HEA/CCA that has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions in energy-intensive industries by allowing them to operate more efficiently. Some preliminary results on the corrosion performance of newly developed alloys in simulated CCS environments will also be presented.


The FORGE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958457