As carbon capture and storage (CCS) gains yet further traction amidst ongoing energy transition developments, engineering and technology company Technip Energies (Technip) has announced that improvements on the Cansolv CO2 Capture (Cansolv) technology, being jointly developed with Shell Catalysts & Technologies (Shell), are currently undergoing testing.

The three-month test, which began in August 2021 at Fortum Oslo Varme’s Waste to Energy plant, will examine various areas of the Cansolv technology, including its design, efficiency, and costs.

The partnership is one of many joint efforts conducted by companies across the globe to lower emissions. Recognising the importance of this, Doruk Isil, VP CO2 Management Produce Line, Technip Energies, said, “This illustrates that collaboration is needed to further decarbonise our industry and hard to abate sectors.”

“We are looking forward to completing all tests at Fortum Oslo Varme’s Waste to Energy plant.”

The carbon capture facility

The carbon capture facility

Source: Technip Energies

This will mark the second test conducted by the partners, with the initial test looking at the DC-103 solvent used in the capture process.

Commenting on the project, Nick Flinn, General Manager Decarbonisation, Shell Catalysts & Technologies, said, “This collaboration with Fortum Oslo Varme and Technip Energies is a nice example of three companies working in lockstep to achieve a common goal: decarbonising in a cost-effect manner.”