Vattenfall signs deal with Oslo to develop to CO2 reduction technology

first_img By chloecox – 22 June 2007 – Vattenfall has entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and an industrial syndicate to participate in work at a test installation for carbon dioxide separation at the European CO2 Test Centre in Mongstad. Previous articleInvensys wins automation order for mega project in IndiaNext articleEnel increases stake in Russia’s OGK-5 chloecox 6.22.2007 Another technology, oxyfuel incineration, is going to be tested at a pilot plant being built by Vattenfall at Schwarze Pumpe in eastern Germany. There, pure oxygen will be used during coal combustion to form virtually pure carbon dioxide that can be processed directly for storage in liquid form. No posts to display Ex-New York power market CEO named interim ERCOT CEO RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Vattenfall signs deal with Oslo to develop to CO2 reduction technology The separation and storage of carbon dioxide is an important part of efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere and so help combat global climate change. There are various technologies for doing this. The development work and practical testing of various technologies performed by Vattenfall have produced unique know-how in this area within the company. Twitter Linkedin The project at Mongstad is going to employ post-combustion technology. This technology will be used at a new gas-fired power station in Mongstad with an output of 280 MW of electricity and 350 MW of heating as well as on gases from the refinery there. Facebook Linkedin Vattenfall will contribute 20 per cent of the costs of a preliminary study for a pilot plant to test a technology for separation and storage of CO2 from power plants on a commercial scale. The present agreement covers a first phase, to produce the basic information needed for a large pilot plant, which will produce 100 000 tons of carbon dioxide, to be stored under the North Sea. After the pilot plant is ready in 2010, the full-scale plant will be built. The later stages are not part of the present agreement. TAGSVattenfall Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions Twitter EmissionsAir Pollution Control Equipment ServicesCoalO&Mlast_img read more