CO2 capture provider Aker Carbon Capture and Storegga, a pioneer in CO2 reduction and removal solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly work on carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes and bring full value chain offerings to the UK industry emitters.
The MoU is yet another recent milestone for Aker Carbon Capture, which last week became the carbon capture provider for Keadby 3.
“Strong partnerships that weave together specialist skill sets and experience will be the key to unlocking the CCS market and getting projects at scale online in short order,” said Storegga’s CEO Dr. Nick Cooper. “This partnership will benefit from Aker Carbon Capture’s 20 years of experience in developing carbon capture technologies with best-in-class HSE characteristics and Storegga’s heritage in establishing CO2 transport and storage in the UK and abroad.”
This MoU between Storegga and Aker Carbon Capture is another example of the latter’s rapid expansions in the UK where the government has made it its goal to turn the country into a world leader in CCS projects.
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To meet demand, the company has opened an office in London and is now working on FEED studies for Keadby 3 and Net Zero Teesside, both power plants with CO2 capture technology with a yearly capacity to capture as much as 1.5-2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
“Recent success shows that Aker Carbon Capture is cementing its position in the UK CCUS market, which is why we have established an office in the heart of London,” said David Phillips, Aker Carbon Capture’s Head of UK. “We’re excited to move into the premises of Sustainable Ventures, which supports and offers offices to strictly climate tech and sustainability-focused businesses.”
At the beginning of this year, Aker Carbon Capture announced they have begun supporting Redcar Energy Centre’s bid for Phase 2 of the Government’s CCS cluster sequencing process, by studying the implementation of the company’s large-scale CO2 capture tech.
The proposal is aimed at storing more than 400,000 tonnes of carbon annually as part of the East Coast Cluster.
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Aker Carbon Capture signed a partnership last year with Viridor to look into the potential of installing five modular CO2 capture plants.
This collaboration could help Virodor, which is a leading recycling, resources, and waste management company in the UK, reach net zero by 2030 and achieve 1.5 million tonnes of carbon savings annually.
“We’re dedicated to doing the right thing,” said Valborg Lundegaard, CEO at Aker Carbon Capture. “Also in the UK, which is one of our key strategic regions and one of the absolute CCUS frontrunners. The new carbon storage areas launched last week are a clear testimony to that.”