Danish recycling and waste management company Fortum Waste Solutions is awarding a test campaign and feasibility study to CO2 removal leader Aker Carbon Capture, marking the beginning of a partnership where the two companies will work together on a pilot CCUS project.
As part of their plan to become carbon neutral by 2030, Fortum Waste Solutions is committed to implementing capturing and storing technologies in their business processes.
The company’s core operations so far have focused on generating clean energy from hazardous waste. The new pilot project will give them the opportunity to recycle the derived carbon, where the expected volume of emissions to be collected per year is around 170,000 tonnes.
Having existed on the market for almost 20 years, Aker Carbon Capture has extensive experience working on industrial-level solutions for removing harmful emissions.
Their recent cooperation with Netherlands-based Twence, where they developed an innovative, modular carbon removal facility, will help them bring their latest concepts and expertise to the new project alongside Fortum Waste Solutions.
On behalf of Fortum Waste Solutions, Jens Peter Rasmussen, Head of Waste Management Services for Denmark, commented, “By selecting Aker Carbon Capture as an experienced partner for our feasibility study and pilot project for capturing and storing CO2, we are in the best hands to develop the optimal solution for Fortum. This is the starting point for reaching the first milestone in our carbon capture and storage project, which will make us CO2-neutral by 2030.”
A vital part of this collaboration is the Mobile Test Unit by Aker Carbon Capture, created as a complete replica of a large carbon capture plant. This mechanism will enable the on-site testing of prototypes, and it will allow for evaluating plans on a manageable level before venturing into large-scale investments.