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TCM presented at large oil conference

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) presented status and ambitions for the test period at ONS, one of the world's largest oil trade fairs held every other year in Stavanger.

 - Both plants are now in operation, and we are excited about the results that will come during the initial test period of 15-19 months, said Head of Communications Vegar Stokset at the CCS seminar held in the ONS Centre Court  in Stavanger.

Aker and Alstom's technologies will first be tested out at TCM, the world's largest test facility for carbon capture, but a lot of companies are already lining up to use the unique infrastructure that is now built at Mongstad, next to Statoils refinery on the West Coast of Norway.

 - TCM attracts interest worldwide, and key CCS players such as Siemens, Mitsubishi, Hitachi and Aker have already expressed interest in using the amine plant after the initial test phase. Also for the vacant plot at TCM, there is great interest, says Stokset.

John Gale, Head of the Greenhouse Gas Programme of the International Energy Agency, chaired  the first two parts of the seminar that dealt with technology & innovation, and global perspectives, while Gassnova's CEO Bjørn-Erik Haugan led the part of the seminar which discussed the Norwegian perspectives. Among the speakers was Bill Spence from Shell, Sam Krevor from Imperial College, Sveinung Hagen from Statoil, Eva Halland from NPD and Gudmund Olsen from AGR.

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.


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