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27 Feb 2024

Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a study for Northern Europe’s waste-to-energy plants

Amy Power
Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a study for Northern Europe’s waste-to-energy plants

A new study that will look into integrating carbon capture at multiple biomass and waste-to-energy plants has been announced.

The first four plants to undergo this study will be based on Aker Carbon Capture’s modular Just Catch. The company has said that this system will enable synergies across the projects, as well as faster realisation and reduced overall risk.

This study will not only be highly beneficial to the projects it is performed on, but through being awarded to Aker Carbon Capture, it highlights the company’s leading European market position when it comes to proven technology, as well as modularized and standardised products. The award also draws attention to Aker’s large and extensive project portfolio. This display of excellent technology with brilliant and reliable results, portrays clearly why Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded this study. Currently the European Commission is building towards their most recently announced goal, which is achieving a 90% net GHG emissions reduction target. This 90% would be in comparison to the 1990 levels and it is a recommended target for the year 2040. In order to make this possible, the EU’s GHG emissions in 2040, would have to be less than 850 MtCO2-eq, whilst carbon removals would have to be up to 400 MtCO2. This means that the project would require the use of BECCS for a large part of the process.

Aker Carbon Capture will be taking on this study at the same time as handling the delivery of seven other carbon capture plants. These plants are located in, The Netherlands, Brevik Norway and Denmark. In the Netherlands, Aker is currently in the final stages of creating a Just Catch 100 at the Twence waste-to-energy facility. The plant in Norway is being built for Heidelberg Materials and it will be a cement plant, which will have a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per year. The project in Denmark is focused on building five plants and these will be located at Ørsted’s bioenergy facilities. These plants will also be part of the Just Catch 100 variety and they will have a capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture, Jon Christopher Knudsen, commented, “We are excited to be working on this leading carbon capture initiative. We believe that our configurable Just Catch, which facilitates serial-produced carbon capture units, will provide cost and delivery benefits. By addressing our customer’s specific requirements, we aim to contribute to the successful realization of their CCUS projects.”

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