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TCM attracts interest at WFES in Abu Dhabi

John Scowcroft and Meade Harris from Global CCS Institute at the TCM stand hosted by Toine Cents.

TCM’s stand at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi was well visited during the opening days of what might have become the world’s foremost annual event, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.

- The most important solutions to mitigate climate change are energy efficiency, renewables and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Although focus of this conference is on renewables, TCM still attracts a lot of attention as a massive test lab for CCS. TCM will also presents it latest developments at the EU-GCC Cooperation Conference running in parallel of the WFES, says Vegar Stokset, Head of Communication, TCM.

TCM will test different carbon capture technologies that are relevant for power plants and industrial plants all over the world, and the clean energy summit in Abu Dhabi is a good place to exhibit and have a dialogue with others interested in this field. United Arab Emirates already has concrete plans for carbon capture and storage to help solve the climate challenge, and has been invited to join the TCM partnership.

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 brings together more than 26 000 people, including global leaders in policy, technology and business to discuss the state of the art, develop new ways of thinking and shape the future of renewable energy.

The USD 1 billion Technology Center at Mongstad (TCM) came into operation last Spring and is one of-a-kind in the world, with two large scale CO2 capture technologies tested with two real life CO2 point sources: a power plant and an oil refinery. The CO2 technologies are being provided by Aker and Alstom. Additional companies will test their technologies in the next phase.

The objective is to demonstrate technologies at a scale that will give necessary experience and confidence for construction of these plants on a major scale, and contribute significantly to reduction of CO2 emissions from large point sources worldwide.

For more information, please contact:
Vegar Stokset, Head of Communications
CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM)

Publisert 1/16/2013

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