On 15-16 June, the ACCSESS consortium convened in Trondheim for the project’s fourth technical meeting.
Last month, ACCSESS passed a milestone when Hafslund Oslo Celsio’s pilot rig started its CO₂ capture tests with both Saipem’s solvent and Prospin and Proceler’s rotating packed bed (RPB) absorber. Therefore, the beginning of the meeting focused on lessons learned from the testing campaigns so far, and starting preparations for the next tests at Skutskär in Sweden.
The meeting then continued with presentations from each of the different work packages, arranged according to subproject (SP).
The meeting was hosted by ACCSESS partner and project coordinator SINTEF Energy Research. SINTEF Energy Research is involved at various stages throughout the project, including leading the CO₂ capture, integration and use subproject (SP2), due to their extensive experience in systematic CO₂ capture integration.
“Gathering over 40 people who have a common interest sparks great discussions, and we had dynamic conversations about the results achieved so far and interactions among work packages. We’ve already initiated some follow-up discussions and activities thanks to these in-person interactions.” said Adriana Reyes Lúa, research scientist at SINTEF Energy Research, who helped organise the meeting. “I believe that more than one of us is already looking forward to the next Technical Meeting in November.”
The meeting concluded on the Friday with a tour of three SINTEF laboratories:
- The HPC-PE facility
- The DeFACTO, DEPRESS and FASafe facilities (all on the roof of the Varmeteknisk building at NTNU)
- The SEPPIL / CCCP facility