Aker Carbon Capture has secured a feasibility study contract from Nordbex, a company specializing in carbon-negative power plants, for the integration of two carbon capture units into a waste-to-energy project in southern Sweden.
The initiative involves utilizing waste residues from local forestry management, timber, and pulp and paper industries as feedstock for the new power plant, Aker Carbon Capture said in a statement published Thursday.
In this innovative process, biogenic feedstock undergoes gasification to produce a clean, hydrogen-rich synthesis gas, which is then combusted in gas engines to generate 20-25 MW of electricity for the grid.
Aker Carbon Capture’s role includes providing two Just Catch 100 modularized units to capture up to 200,000 ton per year of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from both the gasification process and the gas engines.
The captured CO2, being biogenic, will be liquefied for transport by train to storage, resulting in negative CO2 emissions when sequestered in permanent geological storage.
Jon Christopher Knudsen, CCO at Aker Carbon Capture, expressed enthusiasm over the contract, which further consolidates the company’s foothold in the growing Swedish market.
The project aligns with Sweden’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, with bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) playing a pivotal role, he added.
It further contributes to the European Commission’s proposal for a 90% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels by 2040, with BECCS contributing significantly to this goal.
Carl Berglund, CCO at Nordbex, also expressed satisfaction in partnering with Aker Carbon Capture for their inaugural Nordic project, highlighting their approach to selecting companies fully onboard with the goal of making a substantial impact towards a net-zero future.