On Friday 23 June, representatives from Heidelberg Materials visited Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) together with the ACCSESS project management from SINTEF.
The visitors were given a guided tour of the TCM facilities, and got to see the reconstructed Celsio CO₂ capture pilot in operation with Saipem’s enzymatic solvent and the rotating packed bed absorber (RPB) from Prospin and Proceler. Following this testing campaign at TCM, the CO₂ capture pilot will be shipped to Stora Enso’s kraft paper mill in Skutskär, Sweden. It will then move on for a final test campaign in Poland. Both these test campaigns are foreseen to last six months.
For Heidelberg Materials, this visit was part of the preparations for the installation and operation of the CO₂ capture plant at the Górażdże cement kiln in Poland.
The ACCSESS rig is housed at TCM’s new “Site for Emerging Technologies”, which opened in 2021. In addition to ACCSESS, this site is also hosting a pilot for the MOF4Air project, which the visitors also got to see. MOF4Air aims to evaluate CO₂ capture technologies based on metal organic frameworks (MOFs) in advanced CO₂ adsorption systems at an industrial scale.