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A planned demonstration carbon capture plant at the European CO2 Technology Cent ...

A planned demonstration carbon capture plant at the European CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in Norway will be the first of its kind to treat flue gas from a gas-fired power plant. The plant will be engineered and constructed following a contract between Alstom and StatoilHydro, with Alstom supplying and installing the plant, and StatoilHydro ASA carrying out the operation. The plant is due to be operational in November 2011, and will use chilled ammonia post-combustion technology to capture carbon dioxide from the flue gases of a combined heat and power plant at Mongstad. It will also treat flue gases from a petroleum processing plant at the nearby Mongstad refinery, which has a carbon dioxide output equal to that of a coal-fired power plant. The TCM facility at Mongstad is the largest planned demonstration facility of its kind, with an annual capacity to capture of up to 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, says Alstom. Of this, the chilled ammonia technology has the potential to capture up to 80,000 tonnes, and the project will aim to qualify the technology for the large-scale, cost-efficient treatment of flue gases.

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