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Popular TCM exhibit in Abu Dhabi

TCM's Vian Smith talks with Norwegian Ambassador Åse Elin Bjerke at TCMs stand in Abu Dhabi.

TCM’s stand at the World Future Energy Summit was well visited during the opening day in Abu Dhabi. More than 26,000 attendees, including 3,000 delegates and 650 exhibiting companies are expected at the four day clean energy summit.

- My impression is that the world does look to Mongstad now that first tests are about to start. Nowhere in the world is there a larger, and more advanced test center for CO2 capture, and we are eager to contribute to bring CCS(Carbon Capture and Storage) closer to realization, says Vegar Stokset, Head of Communication, TCM.

The summit is hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s long-term investment in the commercial realisation of renewable energy and sustainable technologies. During the conference, TCM will be showcased through an advanced 3D audiovisual presentation. TCM will also have meetings with Masdar among others.

TCM will test different carbon capture technologies that are relevant for power plants and industrial plants all over the world, so the clean energy summit in Abu Dhabi is a good place to exhibit and have a dialogue with others interested in this field.

Possible partnership
The Norwegian government, which through its enterprise for CO2 handling Gassnova owns the largest share in the TCM partnership, wants to include more partners to develop CO2 capture technology at Mongstad. UAE already have concrete plans for carbon capture and storage to help solve the climate challenge, and has been invited to join the partnership.

United Arab Emirates is one of the world's largest oil exporters and also focuses on sustainable solutions for the future Last October a delegation from UAE, headed by the Minister of Energy of United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Bin Dhaen Al Hamli visited TCM.

Close to startup.
The USD 1 billion Technology Center at Mongstad (TCM) is due to come into operation this Spring 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.

For more information, please contact:
Vegar Stokset, Head of Communications
CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM)
m: +47 952 76 256

Publisert 1/17/2012

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