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First CCS plant for major Norwegian cement plant
The world’s first carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility for large-scale cement production is planned to start capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2024 at HeidelbergCement Norcem’s plant in Brevik, Norway.
Using Aker Carbon Capture’s proprietary carbon capture technology, the cement factory is targeted to capture 400,000 t/y of CO2, half of the plant’s overall emissions annually. The carbon will be compressed and liquefied using technology from Aker Carbon Capture and MAN Energy Solutions, then transported by ship to an underground storage location.
A newly developed process will allow the heat emerging from the compressor system to be recovered and used to meet about one third of the CCS plant’s heat demand. The process is claimed to be significantly more energy efficient than conventional carbon capture technologies.
‘Carbon capture and storage will play a big part in cutting European CO2 emissions, and hard-to-abate industries like the cement sector are integral to the strategy under which Aker has set a target to secure contracts for capturing 10mn t/y CO2 by 2025,’ commented Erik Langholm, Executive Vice President, Projects, at Aker Carbon Capture.
CO2 emissions are currently considered to be almost unavoidable in cement production, which is estimated to account for 6–7% of the world’s CO2 emissions.
HeidelbergCement Norcem’s plant in Brevik, Norway
Photo: HeidelbergCement Norcem