The ACCSESS consortium in front of the Oslo Opera House.

ACCSESS holds second technical meeting in Oslo

On 19-20 May 2022, the ACCSESS consortium convened in Oslo for the project’s second technical meeting and first ever in-person gathering.

The two-day technical meeting was organised into sections according to ACCSESS’ work plan, and featured updates from each of the project’s 12 work packages. Workshops and subproject meetings were also held to discuss various technical aspects of the project in more detail.

While some members of the consortium joined the meeting online, the majority were able to travel to Oslo to meet in person for the first time following the project’s start in 2021. Not only did gathering in the same place enable the consortium members to become better acquainted, but it also generated organic discussions and strengthened connections that have the potential to lead to collaborations beyond ACCSESS in pursuit of decarbonisation.

One of the highlights of the meeting was a site visit to Hafslund Oslo Celsio (formerly Fortum Oslo Varme) at Klemetsrud to see the CO2 capture pilot rig, which is currently being assembled in connection with ACCSESS’ Piloting of environmentally benign enzymatic solvent combined with an RPB absorber task (Innovation 1).

Read more: Pilot rig construction update

“It was fantastic to finally get to meet so many people from the ACCSESS consortium in person. We had very good and constructive presentations throughout the meeting. It was also very inspiring to visit Hafslund Oslo Celsio and see the CO2 capture pilot rig, where its reconstruction for operation with the CO2 solutions by Saipem capture technology is almost complete,” said ACCSESS Project Coordinator Kristin Jordal. 

Jannicke Bjerkås (Fortum Oslo Varme – now Hafslund Oslo Celsio) speaks about the Fortum/Hafslund full-scale CO2 capture project.
Viola Becattini (ETH Zürich) speaks about the latest developments within CCUS beyond ACCSESS.
Jerzy Pela (Prospin) presents on the Rotary Packed Bed absorber.
The room listens to Helmut Hoppe (VDZ) present on challenges for CO2 capture integration in cement kilns.
The in-person technical meeting provided an excellent opportunity for organic discussions and problem solving.
Jan Theulen (HeidelbergCement) gives an industry perspective on ACCSESS.
Anna Emanuelsson (Chalmers) discusses CCS product value chain analyses.
From left to right: Amelie Martin (TotalEnergies), Filip Johnsson (Chalmers), Hugues Foucault (TotalEnergies) and Conny Johansson (Stora Enso).
SP2 group meeting, led by Rahul Anantharaman (SINTEF).
Amy Brunsvold (SINTEF) speaks about CO2 capture integration in waste-to-energy, with a focus on exhaust gas recirculation.
Fabio Schiesari (Saipem) leads the site visit to see the CO2 capture pilot rig at Hafslund Oslo Celsio.
The ACCSESS consortium in front of the Oslo Opera House.

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