CO2 Capsol selected for Swiss waste to energy plant

Mar 16 2023

The company has been chosen by KVA Linth to conduct a feasibility study for the CapsolEoPTM (end-of-pipe) carbon capture technology at a Waste-to-Energy plant located in Switzerland.

Once modernised in 2025, the plant has a carbon capture potential of more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, of which half of the CO2 comes from biogenic sources.

"We are pleased to be awarded this feasibility study with KVA Linth, which is a confirmation of our strong traction for carbon capture within the Waste-to-energy industry. Since a large part of the waste has biogenic origin, capturing and storing the CO2 is an effective way of removing CO2 from the atmosphere (negative emissions) with our safe and environmentally friendly technology for capturing of CO2 from flue gases," said Jan Kielland, CEO of CO2 Capsol.

Currently, there are over 2,600 Waste-to-Energy plants globally with an incineration capacity of around 460 million tonnes of waste per year. This number is expected to increase, to about 3,000 plants with a capacity of about 630 million tonnes by 2031, according to environmental and energy technology consultancy Ecoprog. One tonne of waste incinerated equals about 1 tonne of CO2 emissions that can be captured.

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