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Aker Carbon Capture awarded study for biomass- and waste-to-energy plants

Aker Carbon Capture awarded study for biomass- and waste-to-energy plants
Aker Carbon Capture's proprietary carbon capture technology process uses a mixture of water and organic amine solvents to absorb the carbon dioxide, and this process can be applied to emissions from various sources, from gas, coal, cement, refineries, and waste-to-energy through to hydrogen and other process industries (graphic courtesy Aker Carbon Capture).

Norway-headed pure-play carbon capture company Aker Carbon Capture AS has announced that it has been awarded a study from an undisclosed European developer to assess the feasibility of integrating carbon capture at multiple biomass- and waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities.

The four initial plants will be based on Aker Carbon Capture’s modular Just Catch, carbon capture technology which enables synergies across the projects, faster realization, and reduced overall risk.

We are excited to be working on this leading carbon capture initiative. We believe that our configurable Just Catch, which facilitates serial-produced carbon capture units, will provide cost and delivery benefits. By addressing our customer’s specific requirements, we aim to contribute to the successful realization of their CCUS projects, said Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture.

Carbon capture is a necessity

The European Commission recently presented a 90 percent net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction proposal compared to 1990 levels as the recommended target for 2040.

The company points out that to deliver a reduction of net GHG emissions of 90 percent, the EU’s GHG emissions in 2040 should be less than 850 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2eq) and carbon removals should reach up to 400 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), a large part of which will have to be bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).

Seven plants are under delivery

This award strengthens Aker Carbon Capture’s European market position, with proven technology, modularized and standardized products, and a major project portfolio.

The company is currently delivering seven carbon capture plants for biomass- and waste-to-energy facilities around Europe.

In the Netherlands, Aker Carbon Capture is in the final stages of delivering a Just Catch 100 at the Twence waste-to-energy (WtE) facility.

For Heidelberg Materials’ cement plant in Brevik, Norway, Aker Carbon Capture is delivering a carbon capture plant with a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per annum.

The company is delivering five Just Catch 100 units to Ørsted’s biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) facilities in Denmark, with a total design capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

These flagship projects contribute to Aker Carbon Capture’s mission to serial produce carbon capture units for the mid-scale emitter market.

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