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TCM participating in climate conference

CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad exhibits at the UN climate conference (COP17) in Durban, and will also organize an open meeting with the Global CCS Institute to raise awareness of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an important climate mitigation tool.

- The International Energy Agency (IEA) warned recently of up to six degree global warming and a coming climate crisis if action is not taken now. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is considered to be one of the most important climate initiatives, and we believe it is important to be present here and talk about how we specifically work with our large CO2 technology centre and how we can contribute to fight climate change, says TCM's Head of Communications, Vegar Stokset.

TCM is part of the exhibition of TCMs South African partner Sasol. The exhibition focuses on how Sasol work with more climate-friendly production, and TCM is an important project for them to participate in.

In order to show stand visitors how TCM works, we have developed a 3D model of the facilities to visualize how carbon capture will take place, and to display the various streams of solvents, waste gas, water and steam. A game console is used to move around the model, and thus the viewers get a much better understanding of what happens inside the world's largest and most advanced testing facility for CO2 capture

In addition to exhibiting, TCM also organizes a "side event" together with the Global CCS Institute. Here, among others, Brad Page from GCCSI, Olaf Falk-Pedersen from TCM, Rigard du Plessis from Sasol, Philippe Joubert, Alstom and from Bo Diczfalusy from IEA will provide an update on CCS projects globally.

The meeting will be held in Bellona's meeting room in the basement of the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, where the UN conference is held.

Nearly 200 countries will participate in the negotiations, and some 20 000 representatives from governments, organizations, companies and media are accredited to the various venues of the climate meeting in Durban, which runs from 28 November to 9 December. This year's meeting is the 17th in a series of parties to the Climate Convention (COP17) and the seventh for the parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 7).

Technology Centre Mongstad is the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture. Knowledge gained will prepare the ground for CO2 capture initiatives to combat climate change. TCM is a joint venture between the Norwegian state, Statoil, Shell and Sasol.

Technology Centre is now about 85% completed, and the amine plant will begin in early 2012.

For more information, please contact:

Vegar Stokset

Head of Communications

CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM)

m: +47 952 76 256/e:

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