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Technip Energies and Shell announce pilot project for Cansolv CO2-capture system

By Mary Page Bailey |

Technip Energies (Paris) and Shell Catalysts & Technologies announced that their jointly developed improvements on the Cansolv CO2 Capture technology are being tested in a pilot plant campaign at Fortum Oslo Varme’s Waste to Energy plant.


Technip Energies and Shell Catalysts & Technologies announce that their jointly developed improvements on the Cansolv CO2 Capture technology are being tested in a pilot plant campaign at Fortum Oslo Varme’s Waste to Energy plant. (Source: Technip Energies)

In response to the increased global interest in Carbon Capture & Storage, the technologists and engineers of Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies are working closely to bring continuous improvements to the Cansolv CO2 capture system’s process design, efficiency and costs. These efforts are to ensure improved affordability and aid wide scale deployment of carbon capture solutions by their Clients.

The 3-month test campaign has been kicked off in August 2021 and will entail different test phases that will support the extension of the related improvements. This is the second test campaign conducted by this collaboration. In the first campaign, the low volatility and amine emissions of the DC-103 solvent used in the process was demonstrated as well as its low absorption energy and solvent degradation.

Doruk Isil, VP CO2 Management Product Line at Technip Energies, stated: “We are very proud of the work done to improve the Cansolv CO2 capture technology with our long-lasting partner Shell. This illustrates that collaboration is needed to further decarbonize our industry and hard to abate sectors. We are looking forward to complete all tests at Fortum Oslo Varme’s Waste to Energy plant.”  

Nick Flinn, General Manager Decarbonisation of Shell Catalysts & Technologies, commented: ”Although we have been designing and operating capture facilities for many years, we continue to strive to lower the cost through continuous improvement and development. This can only be achieved through close partnerships with the owner, the engineering company and the technology provider. This collaboration with Fortum Oslo Varme and Technip Energies is a nice example of 3 companies working in lockstep to achieve a common goal: decarbonising in a cost-effective manner.”

Technip Energies and Shell Catalysts & Technologies are engaged in an alliance for the development and application of Shell’s high efficiency and commercially proven Cansolv CO2 capture system. 

Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Director CCS in Fortum Oslo Varme, said: “We greatly appreciate the continued focus from our two main partners to develop the capture technology and reduce costs. These improvements will benefit Fortum Oslo Varme’s CCS project scheduled to start constructions in Q1 2022.”

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