Aker Carbon Capture advances carbon capture technology with new European contract


Aker Carbon Capture, a pioneering company in the carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry, has recently been awarded a contract to conduct a feasibility study for integrating carbon capture technologies at multiple biomass and waste-to-energy facilities across Europe. The contract, awarded by a leading European developer, aims to explore the potential of Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch modular system in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at four initial plants.

The deal’s significance lies at the forefront, with Aker Carbon Capture’s innovative approach to carbon capture technology. The company’s Just Catch system is known for its modular design, offering scalable solutions that can be tailored to specific project needs, thereby facilitating faster project realization and minimizing risks. This contract underscores Aker Carbon Capture’s robust position in the European market, highlighting its commitment to delivering cutting-edge, modularized, and standardized carbon capture solutions.

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Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture, expressed enthusiasm for the project, stating, “We are excited to be working on this leading carbon capture initiative. We believe that our configurable Just Catch, which facilitates serial-produced carbon capture units, will provide cost and delivery benefits. By addressing our customer’s specific requirements, we aim to contribute to the successful realization of their CCUS projects.”

Aker Carbon Capture Secures Contract for Feasibility Study on Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Facilities

Aker Carbon Capture Secures Contract for Feasibility Study on Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Facilities

This initiative is particularly relevant in light of the European Commission’s ambitious climate targets. The commission has proposed a 90% reduction in net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040 compared to 1990 levels, necessitating significant advancements in carbon capture and storage technologies. Aker Carbon Capture’s project portfolio, including seven carbon capture plants currently in delivery, positions the company as a key player in achieving these targets.

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Aker Carbon Capture’s ongoing projects include the delivery of a Just Catch 100 unit at the Twence waste-to-energy facility in the Netherlands and a carbon capture plant for Heidelberg Materials’ cement plant in Brevik, Norway, with a capacity of 400,000 tonnes per year. Additionally, the company is delivering five Just Catch 100 units to Ørsted’s bioenergy facilities in Denmark, collectively designed to capture 500,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. These projects exemplify Aker Carbon Capture’s strategy of serial producing carbon capture units for mid-scale emitters, showcasing the company’s innovative solutions in the fight against climate change.

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The integration of Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch system in biomass and waste-to-energy facilities represents a significant step forward in the CCS industry. It demonstrates the scalability and adaptability of carbon capture technologies, which are crucial for the widespread adoption necessary to meet global emission reduction targets. This contract not only strengthens Aker Carbon Capture’s market position but also contributes to the broader goal of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

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