Norwegian firm to capture CO2 from rubbish

A Norwegian oil firm has launched a project to capture CO2 from burning rubbish. Aker Solutions is working in Oslo on the five-month project which is said to be the […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A Norwegian oil firm has launched a project to capture CO2 from burning rubbish.

Aker Solutions is working in Oslo on the five-month project which is said to be the first of its kind for a waste-to-energy plant.

The Klemetsrud plant burns more than 310,000 householders and industrial waste per year to generate heat, emitting around 300,000 tonnes of CO2.

The test CCS will capture an equivalent up to 2,000 tonnes a year through a network of pipes by the end of April.

The company stated if the trial is successful it could roll out the technology at waste-to-energy plants globally.

Oscar Graff, Head of CCS at Aker Solutions said: “We expect to capture up to 90% of the CO2. The tests will verify important operating parameters such as energy consumption, solvent degradation, losses and required solvent make-up.”

In the UK, competition for CCS projects was scrapped but the government insists it will back the technology.