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Alstom CO2 capture tech tested

Cement plant in Norway to trial two CO2 capture technologies

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Test of CO2 capture technology will take place at Norwegian cement works. (Getty Images)
Test of CO2 capture technology will take place at Norwegian cement works. (Getty Images)

A new carbon capture project is to be undertaken by Norcem and parent company Heidelberg Cement at its Norwegian plant, which will test new technology from Alstom.

The test facility for post-combustion CO2 capture technologies will study the application of two applications – the Chilled Ammonia Process and the Carbonate Looping Process.

Based on successful pilot (5MW) and demonstration plant (54MW) operation, the Chilled Ammonia Process (CAP) has been fully validated and has confirmed its potential to be one of the best-in-class technologies.

The Alstom validation program has confirmed that the Chilled Ammonia Process is not only as efficient as expected, but also offers by-products that may be used as a fertiliser, while having atmospheric emissions to air that are well below acceptable limits. Alstom currently is committed to 15 active Carbone Capture and Storage (CCS) projects with the global energy sector’s biggest utilities and companies around the world.
 

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