Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture technologies, a vital part of the carbon capture and storage (CCS) route to market.
At TCM, the focus is on testing and improving CO2 capture technology in the very final stage before full-scale operation.
TCM aims to help reduce the cost and risks of CO2 capture technology deployment by providing an arena where vendors can test, verify, and demonstrate proprietary CO2 capture technologies.
We aim to be the preferred verification partner for CO2 capture technologies internationally.
TCM provides access to two intrinsically different, real-life flue gases for testing: flue gas from a gas turbine power plant and flue gas from a refinery catalytic cracker, which resembles flue gas from a coal-fired power plant.
The CO2 contents are about 3.5 % and 13 %, respectively with flexibility to dilute/enrich the flue gas sources. This enables vendors the unique opportunity to flexibly test their capture technologies for both coal- and gas-fired power plants, as well as on other industrial applications, using the same facility.
The TCM test site is equipped with two distinct units for post-combustion capture technology verification with space available to add others.
Key facts about TCM:
Capture Type: Post-combustion
Technologies: Two existing units designed to test different solvent-based technologies with the space available to add other units / technologies
Capacity: Two units each approximately 12 MWe in size, combined capturing a total of 100 000 tonnes CO2/year
Owners: Gassnova, Statoil, Sasol, and Shell
Avaliable area/utilities to plug in and test mobile test units