Aker Carbon Capture And MAN Energy Solutions To Develop Joint Power-To-Fuel Solution

Aker Carbon Capture And MAN Energy Solutions To Develop Joint Power-To-Fuel Solution - Carbon Herald

MAN Energy Solutions has awarded Aker Carbon Capture a feasibility study to develop a joint power-to-fuel solution. The study, which extends Aker Carbon Capture’s partnership with MAN Energy Solutions, investigates the full integration of Aker Carbon Capture’s standardized and modularized Just Catch 100 unit into a full power-to-fuel solution.

“We are excited to be working with MAN Energy Solutions in the power-to-fuel area, supporting their objective to drive the transition towards a carbon-neutral world together with its partners. Our partnership builds on the ongoing delivery to Heidelberg Materials’ Brevik CCS project… These flagship projects contribute to Aker Carbon Capture’s mission to standardize and modularizeDs and studies. The award of this feasibility study is further validation that the CCUS market is accelerating”, said Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture.

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Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch 100 unit captures approximately 12.5 metric tons per hour of CO2 from the flue gases. This has proven to be applicable when working directly with power-to-fuel processes downstream of the capture plant. From there, it is typically combined with green hydrogen, produced through electrolysis using renewable electricity, to create sustainable e-methane or other e-fuels.

MAN Energy Solutions has a strong presence in the electrolyzer and the methanation process space and is looking for a highly energy-efficient, integrated solution. In this study, the aim is to integrate a carbon capture unit into a full power-to-fuel solution.

“CO2 is an important feedstock for e-fuels production and a steady supply is critical to make such climate-neutral fuels available in large quantities. Therefore, we are looking forward to collaborating with Aker Carbon Capture who have various references in the field of carbon capture”, said Ulrich Vögtle, Head of Business Development and New Solutions at MAN Energy Solutions.

Adopting Aker Carbon Capture’s standardized and modularized Just Catch 100 unit would contribute to decreasing costs and accelerating project implementation timelines.

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Today, methane originates mainly from fossil sources and is used for heating, chemical processes or in industrial furnaces. These flagship projects contribute to Aker Carbon Capture’s mission to standardize and modularize e-methane. The e-methane can be liquified to produce sustainable LNG, or it can be used in gaseous form as a replacement for traditional methane.

At Twence’s waste-to-energy facility in the Netherlands, Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering a Just Catch 100 unit with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. In May of this year, the company started the delivery of five Just Catch 100 units to Ørsted’s bioenergy facilities in Denmark, with a design capture capacity of 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

These flagship projects contribute to Aker Carbon Capture’s mission to standardize and modularize carbon capture plants, with reduced footprint and significant cost and energy benefits, to the small and mid-scale emitter market. 

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