Carbon Centric and Eidsiva Bioenergi have signed a letter of intent to establish carbon capture on the waste incineration plant at the Trehøringen Energy Center in Hamar, Norway.
Between 50,000 and 70,000 tonnes of CO2 can be extracted from the flue gas and turned from a waste product into a valuable resource. The goal is for the capture plant to be operational in 2025.
It will capture more than 80 percent of CO2 emissions from the combustion process. This will result in a capture volume equivalent to 5 to 6 tankers per day with liquid CO2, or the annual emissions of 11,000 to 15,000 fossil fuel cars.
Easier to implement
Carbon Centric will do the investment and have full responsibility in establishing and running the capture plant. This allows Eidsiva Bioenergi to focus on its core business.
“We are pleased that Eidsiva Bioenergi wants to work with us. This is a great example of how carbon capture can already be carried out today. The key is modular capture plants with standardized dimensions. This enables incinerators to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a faster, cheaper, and safer way,” says Kenneth Juul, CCO, Carbon Centric.
From waste to resource
Waste incineration at Trehørningen is important for dealing with waste that cannot, or should not be recycled. The plant is currently responsible for the proper treatment of residual waste from local municipally owned corporations and local businesses. The surplus heat is used for district heating, which supplies the City of Hamar and the surrounding area with renewable energy, industrial steam and electricity. This relieves the power grid, contributing to the electrification of society and supporting local business development. Trehørningen is therefore already a significant environmental measure for the region.
“Eidsiva Bioenergi is looking forward to the collaboration with Carbon Centric on carbon capture where CO2 can be turned into a commodity. Here we can provide biogenic CO2 to the use market to replace fossil CO2, while at the same time removing the emission from our plant. This contributes to the circular economy which is in line with our strategy. And once CO2 is captured, we also see the possibility of future storage”, says Marit Storvik, director of Eidsiva Bioenergi AS.
Faster to zero emissions with use Carbon Centric, with Østfold Energi as the largest owner, is in the process of building a platform for carbon capture and handling of CO2. With the realization of this project, the company will reach a total catch volume of 170,000 tons.
Initially, the captured CO2 will be used, but in the long term, it will be possible to store parts of the volume. In the meantime, carbon capture from sustainable sources ensures that more biogenic CO2 enters the market, which contributes both to displacing CO2 from fossil sources and the creation of new sustainable products.
“The world needs a lot of carbon capture, both for use and for storage, to reach our climate goals. By focusing on carbon dioxide from sustainable sources, we can establish more capture capacity in less time, regardless of the storage options,” Juul concludes.
For more information, please contact:
Kenneth Juul, Chief Commercial Officer, Carbon Centric AS [email protected] +47 99 00 82 69
Marit Storvik, Director, Eidsiva Bioenergi AS [email protected] +47 976 45 440
About Carbon Centric AS
- Established in 2021 by an entrepreneurial team and the power producer Østfold Energi
- Specializes in developing climate-positive projects with carbon capture from waste and bio-incineration
- Also sells turnkey capture plants, in addition to providing carbon capture as a service
- Collaborates with technology partners KANFA and Slåttland Mekaniske
- Has three projects in the portfolio with annual capture capacity up to 170,000 tonnes of CO2 from 2025. The company also has significant international ambitions
About Eidsiva Bioenergi AS
- Established in 2008, it operates projects and develops district heating
- Wholly owned subsidiary of the Eidsiva Group with operations primarily in Innlandet, Oslo and Viken
- Is Norway’s third largest district heating supplier, with a district heating network of more than 210 km. They deliver more than 450 GWh per year, with production in 10 cities and towns in Innlandet/Viken
- Is a significant contributor to the green shift in the region through environmentally friendly waste services, increased renewable energy production, and release of electrical energy for other purposes