A joint venture between sustainable carbon company Carbonor and carbon capture solutions provider Aker Carbon Capture (ACC) could see the first time that carbon capture and storage is sold as a service, where a fee is paid based upon the amount of carbon captured.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoI) signed between the two companies will involve both parties utilising their respective technologies and business models to see the project through from capture to storage.

One such technology, ACC’s Just Catch 100, is currently being tested at the company’s mobile test unit at Carbonor’s site in Poland. This will be integrated with Carbonor’s pyrolysis technology.

Excited about the possibilities of producing low carbon dioxide (CO2) char and providing jobs for the CCS industry in Norway, Helene Morne, CEO, Carbonor, said, “We look forward to benefiting from ACC’s HSE (health, safety and environment) friendly, compact carbon capture solutions and innovative business models in this project.”

Both companies will benefit from ACC’s carbon capture technology having an annual capture capacity of 100,000 tonnes, in addition to having the ability to accelerate the opportunity for carbon capture and storage offered as a service.

Commenting on the project, Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Aker Carbon Capture, said, “A flexible as-a-service offering that unlocks mid-scale emitters across northern Europe, is key to complement the large first of a kind projects that are now underway.”

Another project that is utilising ACC technology is the Brevik CCS project which is capturing 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year at the Norcem Heidelberg cement plant in Norway.