Öresundskraft to test carbon capture, funded by Swedish Energy Agency

May 09 2022

Öresundskraft has signed a rental contract with CO2 Capsol for a mobile carbon capture demonstration unit, the CapsolGo™ at the Filbornaverket EfW plant.

The aim is to verify that the HPC method is valid for capturing carbon from waste incineration flue gasses.

Hot potassium carbonate, HPC, is a solvent used for carbon capture. The method is normally used to remove carbon dioxide deriving from the production of ammonia. HPC has previously not been used on flue gasses from waste incineration plants.

"That makes this pilot special. We believe that HPC can be used to capture carbon from flue gasses stemming from waste incineration plants like Filbornaverket. The pilot aims to verify that and that HPC has advantages over other carbon capturing solutions," said Ann-Sofie Lindqvist, project manager at Öresundskraft, the municipal energy company in Helsingborg, Sweden.

Potential benefits of using HPC include lower energy consumption, scalability, cost effectiveness over competing amine-based methods and negligible environmental hazards. In addition, the HPC pilot will provide Öresundskraft with data to establish how well CO2 Capsols HPC technology work with Filbornaverket’s specific flue gasses.

"If the results are positive, the next step is to upgrade from the smaller pilot facility to a full-scale solution at Filbornaverket," added Jesper Baaring, project manager & business developer, Öresundskraft.

The HPC pilot has received funding from The Swedish Energy Agency and is expected to run for four months starting in September 2022.

The Swedish Energy Agency
CO2 Capsol

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