CCS pilot phase success at Norwegian waste-to-energy plant

Article by Amanda Doyle

Fortum Oslo Varme
CCS goals: Klemetsrud aims to capture 400,000 t/y of CO2

‘Starting point’ for the waste-to-energy business

FORTUM Oslo Varme’s Klemetsrud site in Oslo, Norway, has successfully validated carbon capture technology at its pilot plant.

The Klemetsrud waste-to-energy plant, along with Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik, are two sites being evaluated for carbon capture potential as part of Norway’s plan for a full-scale, full-chain CCS project. The captured CO2 will be transported to an onshore storage area in western Norway before being injected via pipelines into a permanent storage reservoir offshore, a part of the project being managed by Equinor, Total, and Shell.

Most residual waste worldwide goes to landfill, and 5% of global CO2 emissions are from household waste alone. Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Director CCS at Fortum Oslo Varme, said: “We know that waste amounts are predicted to double from today to 2025–2030. Already today the problems are almost too much to handle for parts of the world. At the same time we need to reduce our CO2 emissions from waste handling.”

This article is adapted from an earlier online version.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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