Aker Carbon Capture studies CO2 capture for renewable methanol


Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a pre-engineering study to energy company St1 for the development of a carbon capture facility at Finnsementti’s Lappeenranta cement plant in Finland.

The captured carbon dioxide (CO2) would be used for the first renewable synthetic methanol plant in the Scandinavian country, and Aker Carbon Capture’s Just Catch unit could capture around 40,000 tonnes CO2 per year, enabling the production of 25,000 tonnes of methanol annually.

Aker Carbon Capture is currently delivering the world’s first carbon capture facility at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway, and will bring learnings from this project into the study for the Finnsementti carbon capture plant.

Valborg Lundegaard, CEO at Aker Carbon Capture, said renewable synthetic methanol can replace fossil fuels used in maritime and road transport. He said, “We are dedicated to help decarbonise the hard-to-abate cement industry through our proven and proprietary carbon capture technology.”

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