Shell Catalysts & Technologies has entered an agreement with Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) to test a technology for capturing CO2. The test will start in January 2023 and will last for 5 months, Shell said in a release Dec. 14.
The test at TCM—built to test technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from post-combustion gases and inaugurated near Bergan, Norway in 2012—will involve a proprietary amine-based solvent that is part of the company’s CANSOLV CO2 technology. It is expected that this will be then qualified for delivery to carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects around the world, the company said.
Shell Catalysts & Technologies has previously carried out two test campaigns at TCM, in 2014–15 and 2016. One of its technologies has been chosen for Hafslund Oslo Celsio’s full-scale capture plant at Klemetsrud, Oslo, Norway. This project is part of the large Norwegian full-chain CCS project named Longship and, following the planned start-up in 2026, 400,000 tons/year of CO2 emitted by Celsio will be captured and permanently stored in the Norwegian shelf.