In carbon capture and storage news, Aker Solutions has announced a first-of-its-kind project to capture CO2 emissions from a waste-to-energy plant in Norway and CO2 Solutions has released the verified results of its demonstration project in Canada.
Aker Solutions says it expects the five-month test program to capture 90 percent of the CO2 from the municipality-operated waste-to-energy Klemetsrud plant (pictured) in Oslo, Norway. The company says the test will be a key element in qualifying its amine-based CO2 capture technology for commercial application at waste-to-energy plants globally. There are about 450 such plants in operation in Europe and about 700 globally.
The test will be conducted using Aker Solutions’ mobile test unit for carbon capture. The gas released from Klemetsrud contains about 10 percent CO2 and is treated in several steps before it enters the mobile unit.
Klemetsrud, which gets a majority of its feedstock from biomass, emits about 300,000 tons of CO2 per year.