Representatives from the US and Norwegian departments of Energy were present when ION Engineering started its groundbreaking test campaign at TCM.
“This project represents a significant step toward commercially deploying carboncapture technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Doug Hollett, DOE’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy. “It also embodies the importance of the ongoing collaboration between the US and Norway on clean energy technology development.”
ION Engineering is the first project from DOE’s Carbon Capture programme to be located at an international host site. TCM, adjacent to Statoil’s Mongstad refinery in Norway, is the world’s largest and most advanced carbon capture test facility.
“We are happy about the close collaboration with the US Department of Energy and very satisfied that ION Engineering is starting their testing at Mongstad this week. We will continue the close dialogue with DOE and hope to see more American technology companies headed for TCM in the future," said Roy Vardheim, Managing Director of TCM.
Alfred Brown, CEO and Chairman of ION Engineering said: “TCM provides ION with tremendous opportunity for advancement of our technology. At the 12 MWe scale, TCM is a vital step in the scale-up process as ION continues to make positive strides towards world-wide deployment of our CO2 capture technology at commercial scale facilities. We look forward to working with the world-class team at TCM.”
The purpose of the test campaign is to demonstrate the performance of ION’s solvent by investigating CO2 loading, corrosivity, degradation, water balance management and emissions.
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