Working group on Large scale testing of carbon capture technologies

  Courtesy: Headspin Communication  , Trondheim, Norway

Courtesy: Headspin Communication, Trondheim, Norway

This technology area is about large scale testing of CO2 capture technologies. There is no specific definitions of what “large” is, but it should be in he order of 1 – 10 MWe. There are few test facilities of this size world wide and testing at smaller scales could well be relevant and include. The collaboration may include most relevant aspects of capture technologies, like verification of energy consumption, testing new solvents and sorbents, degradation of solvents/sorbents, emissions, waste handling and different kinds of instrumentation. Presently, the common projects have been in post-combustion but this is not necessarily a requirement.

Contact persons are:

USA:          John Litynski, John.Litynski@Hq.Doe.Gov

Norway:     Bjørn-Erik Haugan, beh@gassnova.no

                   Åse Slagtern, asl@rcn.no

Present activities are:

  • Cooperation between National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) and CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) bilaterally and through the International CO2 Test Centre Network (ITCN) 
  • Cooperation between RTI International and SINTEF on solid sorbent based CO2 capture, including work on the NORCEM cement plant in Brevik, Norway and on degradation and pilot testing of non-aqueous solvents for CO2
  • Cooperation between Ion Engineering, TCM and SINTEF on Ion's solvent based technology, first on degradation and online process monitoring in Boulder, USA and Trondheim, Norway, and from Q3 2016 demonstration at TCM
  •  Cooperation between GE, SINTEF and TCM on GE's CHIPPER (Chilled Ammonia Process Performance Optimization) program, with the aim to improve the performance of the Chilled Ammonia Process (CAP) in areas of energy, cost, flexibility, and operability.