Aker Carbon Capture and MAN Energy Solutions signed a technology cooperation agreement to develop energy efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications with heat recovery. The agreement supports the companies’ joint goal of reducing the cost of eliminating CO2 emissions from industrial plants around the world.
With CCS, captured CO2 is compressed before liquefying and transporting to permanent storage. The two companies aim to develop carbon capture solutions that require less energy. Heat transfer is key to improving the overall energy consumption of CO2 capture plants with MAN Energy Solutions capable of recovering heat from their compression systems. Therefore, the steam generated will cover almost 50% of the energy demand for the Aker Carbon Capture plant.
The technology cooperation agreement will last for seven years and constitutes the basis for the delivery of projects to the carbon capture plants. The solutions will be applicable for large facilities, such as the Heidelberg Cement Norcem cement plant in Brevik, Norway, where Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a carbon capture plant using the company’s proprietary and HSE-compliant CCS technology. Subject to parliamentary funding approval, this will be the first time CCS will be implemented on a large scale in a cement factory anywhere in the world.