Aker Carbon Capture, a Norwegian company, has announced that it will be conducting a feasibility study for a carbon-capture plant at a waste-to-energy facility in Germany. The study, awarded by Amsterdam-based renewables company Tree Energy Solutions, will focus on assessing the optimal carbon dioxide capture, liquefaction, and temporary storage facility.
The proposed plan involves the transportation of captured CO2 via rail to TES facilities in northern Germany, where it will be used to produce e-NG (electric natural gas). This sustainable alternative to fossil natural gas is created by combining green hydrogen with recycled CO2 from industrial emissions.
Germany has set ambitious goals to reduce emissions by 65% by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2045, five years ahead of the European Union target. This feasibility study is the third awarded to Aker in Germany, demonstrating the country’s commitment to addressing climate change.
Aker is already in the construction phase of two projects utilizing its modular Just Catch technology. In Denmark, five Just Catch units are being installed at renewable energy giant Orsted’s bioenergy facilities. The design capacity of these units is 500,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, Aker is building a plant for waste-management company Twence in the Netherlands, which will have the ability to capture 100,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. This plant is expected to be operational by the end of this year.
Similar to the Danish and Dutch projects, the German plant will also deploy Aker’s Just Catch technology. With a proposed annual capacity of 400,000 metric tons, this plant will play a crucial role in Germany’s efforts to combat climate change.