Aker Carbon Capture is moving ahead with one of its carbon capture initiatives. The company officially started building its Just Catch™ modular carbon capture installation at Twence’s waste-to-energy plant in Hengelo, the Netherlands.
An agreement to deliver carbon capture and liquefaction plant at the Twence facility was signed by Aker Solutions back in 2019. Now the project is moving towards its construction phase.
The project will reduce CO2 emissions associated with the generation of energy from burning non-recyclable waste. The emissions will be captured and liquefied to be sold to customers by tanker for use in greenhouses and industrial applications. The system is planned to capture 100,000 tons of CO2 annually. It should start working in 2023.
Just Catch is a standardized carbon capture plant for the delivery of pure CO2. According to Aker, the installation is easy to fabricate, transport, install and operate and stands out with a compact design, short delivery time, and low cost.
The carbon capture project also received financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs which provided a subsidy of $14.9 million (EUR 14.3 million) in November 2021. The initiative is aligned with Netherlands’ target to quickly reduce CO2 emissions.
“We can’t wait to start capturing the first CO2 emissions at the end of next year. Together we will contribute to a CO2-neutral environment. This will set the example for other energy players in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe,” said Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker CC.