Oslo waste company aims for carbon capture project
- Good cooperation with TCM via Gassnova is crucial for us to succeed, says Pål Mikkelsen, managing director of Oslo's Waste-to-Energy Agency (EGE), aiming for CO2 capture from a big waste incineration plant in Oslo
- TCM has developed a broad and important experience in carbon capture and we learned a lot today about matters that are important to have a further dialogue with TCM going forwards to get a good project execution, says Mikkelsen in connection with the visit to Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) on Tuesday.
Representatives from EGE and Oslo Municipality visited TCM to learn more about the technology center's activities and to discuss opportunities for cooperation with TCM with regards to a possible full-scale carbon capture project at Klemetsrud waste incineration plant in Oslo.
In the conceptual study of potential full-scale carbon capture and storage projects in Norway from 4 May 2015, Gassnova identified three industrial actors with relevant emission sources that were interested further participation in feasibility studies.
Gassnova has already signed a contract with Norcem concerning the cement factory in Brevik. The plan is to enter into similar agreements in the near future with Yara for the ammonia plant in Porsgrunn and with the Waste-to-Energy Agency in the City of Oslo concerning the waste incineration plant at Klemetsrud.
The objective of the feasibility studies is to identify at least one technically and financially feasible CCS chain. One of the activities this entails is to prepare a cost estimate for construction and operation with a range of uncertainty of +/- 40 per cent. This work is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016.
During the meeting with EGE and the City of Oslo yesterday, TCM presented its activities ranging from planning, development, operation, various test campaigns and related issues.
The Klemetsrud plant AS is one of the largest onshore industrial enterprises in the eastern part of the country, and the extent of CO2 emissions from this facility will probably increase from the current 300,000 tons of CO2 per year.