Aker Carbon Capture – the dedicated carbon capture arm of Aker Solutions, has signed an agreement with Norwegian waste management company BIR. The deal is to explore the opportunity of building a carbon capture plant at BIR’s waste to energy facility in Rådal, outside Bergen.
A feasibility study will be conducted in 2021/2022 to help gain a deeper understanding of the potential, cost, and industrial conditions for a new carbon capture retrofit for the power plant in Rådal.
“BIR has carbon capture and storage (CCS) on the agenda and is exploring the possibilities,” said Borghild Lekve, CEO of BIR AS. The company is one of Norway’s largest waste management and recycling companies, serving more than 365,000 people and businesses in seven local municipalities.
“We are very impressed with BIR’s long tradition as an innovator in the energy and recycling market and look forward to supporting them in this important journey,” said Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker Carbon Capture.
Popular Carbon Capture Plant Infrastructure
Aker Carbon Capture is a Norwegian CCS development company that also recently made the news with its intention to increase European partnerships targeting the development of the sector. It has partnered with Honeywell, Siemens Energy and Doosan Babcock to roll out research and carbon capture projects in the continent.
Norway is also a famous destination for carbon capture plant developments. The most popular one is Longship – the Norwegian full-scale demonstration project, with its Northern Lights the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. It has an offshore storage facility and a land terminal at Øygarden outside Bergen which is only 60 km from Rådal.
The agreement of Aker with a new potential client is showing carbon capture in Europe is gaining momentum. Retrofitting the waste to energy facilities with carbon capture infrastructure is an important step in CO2 removal of their emissions.