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Shell Cansolv starts testing at TCM

Shell Cansolv has commenced the testing of its advanced CO2 capture process at Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), the world’s largest carbon capture test facility.

The testing takes place at TCM’s amine test facility, confirming Shell Cansolv’s processes and emission controls using exhaust gas from the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant at Mongstad. The test phase will reinforce the CANSOLV CO2 Capture technology, and validate its readiness for deployment at industrial-scale projects.

Commenting on the commencement of testing, Tim Bertels, Manager for Shell’s Global CCS Portfolio said:

“Shell Cansolv maintains a strong research and development programme, continuously improving both processes and absorbents so we can provide the most advanced CO2 capture solution.  This test campaign at TCM will verify our cutting edge technology and assure its effectiveness for future applications.  TCM has already proven to be an excellent test platform for different companies and technologies, and we are excited to utilize TCM for advancing Shell Cansolv’s newest technology as well.”

Erik Harding Hansen, Managing Director CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad, added:
“TCM has been playing a vital role in the development of CCS technologies since 2012, helping companies like Aker and Alstom, to test and reduce the costs and the risk of scale-up carbon capture.  Shell is a key participant in a number of CCS projects around the world and we’re pleased to be playing our part in the technology’s development.”

TCM is a joint venture between Gassnova on behalf of the Norwegian state, Statoil, Shell and Sasol.

Notes to editors:

About Technology Centre Mongstad
Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) is the world’s largest and most advanced facility for testing and improving CO2 capture.  TCM is a joint venture set up by the Norwegian state (75.12 %), Statoil (20 %), Shell (2.44 %) and Sasol (2.44 %).  It aims to increase knowledge on carbon capture technologies, in order to reduce technical and financial risk, and accelerate the development of qualified technologies capable of wide scale international deployment. 

The center comprises two CO2 capture plants each with a capacity to capture approximately 80,000 tons of CO2 from the nearby refinery or 20,000 tons from a gas fired power plant.  In addition the center has available space and infrastructure to sustain the next generation technologies to be tested in the future.  More information on TCM can be found at

About Shell Cansolv
Shell Cansolv is a global provider of state of the art gas absorption solutions, offering leading regenerable SO2 scrubbing and CO2 capture technologies. In September, its integrated SO2/CO2 Capture System came into operation at the world’s first commercial scale post combustion CCS deployment at a coal fired power station, at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam plant in Canada.  Shell Cansolv continues to leverage its knowledge base to develop new and enhance existing applications for specific pollution abatement based on the CANSOLV System platform. Cansolv Technologies Inc. was acquired by Shell Global Solutions International BV, a member of the Royal Dutch Shell group, in November 2008. Find out more about Shell Cansolv at

 Carbon capture and storage could be a critical de-carbonisation technology for power and industrial applications, and essential for addressing climate change.

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


Publisert 11/25/2014

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