The international carbon capture and storage (CCS) test centre network has signed up the UK’s CCS research facility to bolster the commercialisation of the low carbon technology.
TCM – CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad – one of the largest facilities for testing and improving CCS technology around the world – signed up Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) that forms part of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC).
PACT joins the network which spans Norway, Canada, Germany and the US in an effort to bring UK research in carbon capture onto an international stage.
According to TCM, the test centre aims to share knowledge that can advance technology commercialisation, including future technologies that could reduce the costs of CCS.
Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, PACT Director said: “PACT enables industry and academia to develop and demonstrate their technologies, and gain the necessary commercial confidence before committing to large scale trials.
“This lowers the overall technology risk and enhances chances of commercial success for leading technologies. Joining the Test Centre Network means our expertise can be shared on an international scale and is a real landmark for PACT and the UK CCS Research Centre.”