Friday, June 1, 2012

More on Mongstad

As noted in an earlier post (Calls Intensify for More Global Action on CCS, 5/16), a new, high-profile CCS demonstration project opened at Mongstad in Norway last month.  This new facility, known as the Technology Center Mongstad (TCM), is the largest CCS testing and development center in the world.  Work at TCM will focus on two separate post-combustion capture technologies, a chilled ammonia process and an amine process, both of which are applicable to power generation as well as industrial uses.  TCM is a joint venture between the Norwegian government, Statoil, Shell, and Sasol, and involves the participation of Alstom and Aker Clean Carbon.  Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg hosted the official opening on May 7, declaring that "TCM is a unique and complex development designed to meet global warming - the greatest challenge of our time."

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