Optimal Group has been engaged by KC8 Capture Technologies to provide engineering, project management, procurement, and construction services to support their PACER project. We will also assist with the commissioning of the plant. 

The facility's design will closely adhere to KC8's proprietary Uno carbon capture technology, underpinned by patented processes employing potassium carbonate solvents. The Uno processes, notably the Uno MK 3 process, incorporate an innovative precipitating method, which is the cornerstone of KC8 Capture Technologies' offering. These processes yield substantial reductions in both capital and operational expenditures, positioning them as the preeminent carbon capture solution. Moreover, this system exhibits the capability to capture as much as 95% of carbon dioxide emissions emanating from heavy industrial sources, such as cement plants. 

Diverging from traditional large-scale commercial CO2 capture processes reliant on amine-based solvents, which are characterised by elevated costs, heightened energy consumption, and issues related to solvent degradation, KC8 has introduced an innovative solvent that is not only safe and environmentally friendly but also notably 40% more cost-effective.

The Potassium Carbonate Absorption for Clinker Emissions Reduction (PACER) project stands as a testament to the efficacy of the Uno MK 3 solvent process and its instrumental role in promoting this groundbreaking low-emission technology. The demonstration plant will undergo commissioning at a Melbourne site and subsequently be transported to a cement kiln in Gladstone, Queensland for ongoing commercial demonstration. Under the management of Optimal, a number of equipment supply, and services contracts will be controlled and coordinated to deliver the project. This comprehensive effort includes the execution of detailed engineering process design, formulation of technical and commercial specifications for major supply and construction contracts, as well as supervision of construction contractors and coordination of the plant's commissioning.