Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) is one of the world’s largest facilities for testing and improving carbon dioxide (CO2) capture. It started operating in May 2012 and has an annual capacity for handling up to 100,000 tons of CO2. The project is owned by the Norwegian State (represented by Gassnova SF), Statoil, Shell, and Total. TCM currently tests CO2 capture on two types of flue gases using two capture technologies: amine-based and chilled ammonia-based. In addition to flue gas from gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP), the catalytic cracker flue gas makes testing relevant to carbon capture and storage on coal-fired power plants. Other vendors or parties are invited to test their technology in the amine plant. http://www.tcmda.com/en/Technology/New-test-opportunities/. There is also space available to add an additional technology. http://www.tcmda.no/
Recognized by the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) at its London meeting in October 2009.
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