Aker Carbon Capture explores carbon capture for biomass and waste-to-energy sites

Aker Carbon Capture is assessing the feasibility of integrating its Just Catch carbon capture technology into biomass and waste-to-energy facilities. The Norwegian company has been awarded a study from a European developer for the project that will study four initial plants.

Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture, notes that the Just Catch technology facilitates serial-produced carbon capture units with cost and delivery benefits. Knudsen continued, “By addressing our customers’ specific requirements, we aim to contribute to the successful realisation of their CCUS projects.”

Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering seven carbon capture plants. In the Netherlands, Aker Carbon Capture is in the final stages of delivering a Just Catch 100 at the Twence waste-to-energy facility.

The company is also delivering five Just Catch 100 units to Ørsted’s bioenergy facilities in Denmark, with a total design capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. Just Catch can be delivered with capacities of 40,000, 100,000 and 400,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year. The standard CO₂ delivery is in gas form higher than 99.9% purity. Different CO₂ qualities can be provided to meet the specifications of the customer.

The European Commission recently presented a 90% net greenhouse gas emissions reduction proposal compared to 1990 levels as the recommended target for 2040. To achieve a reduction of 90% in net greenhouse gas emissions, the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2040 should be less than 850 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, and carbon removals should reach up to 400 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. A large part of which will have to be BECCS.

BECCS is the process of capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide (CO2) that is generated during the production of electricity from sustainable biomass. The process is the only carbon removal technology that can simultaneously generate low-carbon renewable power.