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Discharge permit granted

The Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif) has granted CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) a discharge permit for its operations.


- In our opinion, the emissions from TCM will neither isolated nor as a whole cause unacceptable impacts to human health or the environment, says Ellen Hambro, Director of the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif).In the press release from Klif, she also expresses excitement about the important work soon to start at Mongstad:

- Carbon Capture and Storage is essential for the world to reach the global climate goals. In that context, the technology development of TCM is extremely important, Hambro says.

TCM has over the course of the last twelve months provided a lot of new research results regarding amine degradation products, and have been in close dialogue with the Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency (Klif) during the application process.

Recognized research institutions have performed the research, and the results – confirming that emissions from TCM will not have any negative environmental consequences – are handed over to the authorities.

TCM will continue to closely follow up and monitor the emission levels from its facilities, and keep the authorities informed according to the laws and regulations. We will also keep up our good dialogue with the local authorities and Klif.

TCM now has two weeks to comment on the draft discharge permit.

The USD 1 billion Technology Center at Mongstad (TCM) is now 80% complete and will be one of-a-kind in the world, with two large scale CO2 capture technologies tested with two real life CO2 point sources: a power plant and an oil refinery. The CO2 technologies are being provided by Aker and Alstom.

The objective is to demonstrate technologies at a scale that will give necessary experience and confidence for construction of these plants on a major scale, and contribute significantly to reduction of CO2 emissions from large point sources worldwide.


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