Carbon Centric and Eidsiva Bioenergi to establish CCS from waste

Nov 22 2022

The companies have signed a letter of intent to establish carbon capture on the waste incineration plant at the Trehøringen Energy Center in Hamar, Norway.

Between 50,000 and 70,000 tonnes of CO2 can be extracted from the flue gas and turned from a waste product into a valuable resource. The goal is for the capture plant to be operational in 2025.

It will capture more than 80 percent of CO2 emissions from the combustion process. This will result in a capture volume equivalent to 5 to 6 tankers per day with liquid CO2, or the annual emissions of 11,000 to 15,000 fossil fuel cars.

Carbon Centric will do the investment and have full responsibility in establishing and running the capture plant. This allows Eidsiva Bioenergi to focus on its core business.


Image: Illustration of the planned capture plant in front of Eidsiva Bioenergi's waste incinerator.


"We are pleased that Eidsiva Bioenergi wants to work with us. This is a great example of how carbon capture can already be carried out today. The key is modular capture plants with standardized dimensions. This enables incinerators to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a faster, cheaper, and safer way," says Kenneth Juul, CCO, Carbon Centric.

Waste incineration at Trehørningen is important for dealing with waste that cannot, or should not be recycled. The plant is currently responsible for the proper treatment of residual waste from local municipally owned corporations and local businesses. The surplus heat is used for district heating, which supplies the City of Hamar and the surrounding area with renewable energy, industrial steam and electricity. This relieves the power grid, contributing to the electrification of society and supporting local business development. Trehørningen is therefore already a significant environmental measure for the region.

“Eidsiva Bioenergi is looking forward to the collaboration with Carbon Centric on carbon capture where CO2 can be turned into a commodity. Here we can provide biogenic CO2 to the use market to replace fossil CO2, while at the same time removing the emission from our plant. This contributes to the circular economy which is in line with our strategy. And once CO2 is captured, we also see the possibility of future storage", says Marit Storvik, director of Eidsiva Bioenergi AS.

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