Carbon capture – a part of our zero vision
Norcem and HeidelbergCement Northern Europe has a vision of zero emissions of CO2 from concrete products as seen over its lifecycle in 2030. To achieve this vision we need to capture CO2 from cement production.
- In 2013 we started a capture project to test different technologies at our plant in Brevik. This projects ends in 2017.
- Based on the results from the tests, a feasability study for use of th amine technology from Aker Solutions was carried out. The report on this was published in May 2015.
- The Minestery of Oil and Energy published in July 2016 their feasability study for full scale CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) in Norway. Norcems project is on of three included in this study.
- In the Norwegian state budget for 2017 it is assigned funds for further development of the studies needed to complete the CCS-projects. Norcem is now planning its part of this study.
- In the state budget for 2018, Norcem recived funding for the last stage(FEED-study) before the final construction.
The aim of the FEED-study is a detailed review of the project to provide a basis for an investment decision. The study will be ready by the end of August 2019. Thereafter, a third party review will be carried out before the Norwegian Government will submit a proposal to the Storting to realize the project. If a decision to invest is made, the project will then enter a three year construction phase.
The world's first cement plant with full-scale carbon capture may thus be in operation as of 2024.
The testing project 2013–2017
At the plant in Brevik, Norcem and HeidelbergCement Northern Europe, in cooperation with ECRA (European Cement Research Academy), started a project for testing of different carbon capture technologies.
The project is supported by Gassnova through the Climit-programme. The project runs from 2013 to 2017.
The project is testing three tecnologies at the plant, in addation the project also includes testing of a fourth tecnology wich is carried through at the University of Stuttgart.
|Amine technology (liquid)||Aker Solutions|
|Amine technology (solid)||RTI|
|Membrane technology||NTNU, DNV GL, Yodfat Engineers|
|Calsium looping||Alstom Power|
A CCS-seminar was held in May 2015. Preleminary results from the projects results was presented