Transmit 1st Training School

TrANsMIT 1st Training school was held between July 1st  and 5th, 2024, at Campus Dejvice, Prague, Czech Republic under the auspices of FME CTU Prague (Dpt. of Process and Energy Engineering) and UCT Prague (Dpt. of Sustainability and Product Ecology).

More than 25 participants focused on expanding their knowledge in the field of modeling and TEA of CCUS technologies, under the guidance of mentors Prof. Anna Skorek-Osikowska (Silesian University of Technology), Shareq Mohd Nazir (KTH Stockholm), Lukas Kratky (CTU Prague), Monika Vitvarova (UCT Prague), Tunc Durmaz (Yildiz Technical University) and Ahmet Turan (Yeditepe University).

Throughout the training school, the participants were presented with an overview of selected parts of the CCUS chain and general approaches to creating process models. In addition, a lecture on the basic principles in the field of economic evaluation of CCUS technologies was given to the participants. They had the chance to implement their practical training on an assigned case of a selected CCU process and present their first conclusions obtained when solving assigned case studies from the area of CCU chain implemented on biogenic resources. For a real case study, the participants of Transmit training school visited Vřesová Combined Heat and Power Plant Units owned by Sokolovská Uhelná company, member of SUAS group. They had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the real resource and obtain information from the operational staff of the plant. We thank the employees of SUAZ group for the wonderful reception, time, and sharing of their experience and knowledge from the operation of the units, including the techno-economic parameters. Further, a detailed course and an example on the practice of a TEA of CCUS process expanded the knowledge of the participants. With all the information given, participants worked on their progress of process modelling and economic assessment solving assigned case studies from the area of a CCU chain. They presented the key conclusions of their group work in the form of a joint presentation with discussion with mentors. Beside all this, the participants visited the laboratories of the Department of Process Engineering, FME CTU in Prague with a focus on biomass processing and carbon capture technologies.

At the end, the organizers presented the possibilities of participating in other activities of the Transmit COST project and received feedback from the participants for other similar activities.

We are very grateful to all participants for their active approaches and we look forward to collaborating with them in other events.