Aker Solutions carbon capture technology cleared for deployment

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The CCS technology will be deployed at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway. Credit: Aker Solutions

A carbon capture and storage technology developed by Aker Solutions has been cleared for deployment at the demonstration project in Norway.

DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has qualified the technology for utilization to remove carbon emissions at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway.

Following a qualification procedure review, DNV GL has approved Aker Solutions’ technology for the conditions at Norcem’s cement plant.

Currently, the global cement industry accounts for nearly 5-7% of total CO2 emissions from all industries and sectors.

“Carbon capture, and subsequent storage, is currently the only technology that can achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions from industrial processes,” said Arve Johan Kalleklev, Regional Manager, Norway and Eurasia, DNV GL – Oil & Gas.

“Carbon capture can play a vital part in decarbonizing our planet. DNV GL’s qualification review of Aker Solutions’ technology is a great example of how we engage to enable implementation of this crucial technology.”

Aker Solutions’ technology is designed to capture and liquefy 400,000 metric tons per year of the released carbon dioxide at the Norcem’s cement plant.

Gassnova, the Norwegian state’s agency for implementation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, has initiated the project.

The Norcem Brevik plant is part of Europe’s first industrial demonstration of CO2 capture, transport and storage.

The CO2 captured at the plant is transported and injected into a CO2 storage site offshore Norway, developed by the Equinor-headed Northern Lights consortium.

Aker Solutions’ technology is also expected to contribute to Norway’s target of becoming a low-emission society by 2050.