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TCM and Shell Cansolv continue collaboration

 Shell Cansolv this week started its second test campaign with further testing of its advanced CO2 capture process at Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad, the world’s largest carbon capture test facility.

Carbon capture and storage technology is critical to the de-carbonisation of power and industrial applications, and essential for addressing climate change.

Shell Cansolv’s enhanced solvent capture performance will be evaluated at TCM’s amine test facility using exhaust gas from the Gas Turbine Plant at Mongstad.  Starting in May this year, this test run aims to reinforce the strength of Shell Cansolv’s CO2 capture technology, and validate its DC-201 2nd generation solvent’s readiness for deployment at industrial-scale projects.  Shell Cansolv’s DC-103 solvent is already in commercial deployment.

Lori Motherwell, Shell Cansolv General Manager, said:  “Shell Cansolv maintains a strong research and development programme, continuously improving processes and absorbents so that the company can provide the most advanced CO2 capture solution. 

“The Technology Centre Mongstad facilities are essential to the development of Shell Cansolv’s carbon capture technology,” she added.  “The TCM facilities allow us to confirm our technology at industrial scale before it is applied on operational projects.  It reduces risk and completes our knowledge so we can deploy enhancements with confidence.”

Roy Vardheim, Managing Director CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad, added:
“Since our startup in 2012, TCM has been playing a key role progressing CCS globally by helping companies like Aker, Alstom, Shell Cansolv and Carbon Clean Solutions to test their technologies and by that reducing the costs and risks of scale-up carbon capture. We are pleased that Shell Cansolv was very satisfied with their test campaign at TCM last year, and now returns for further development of their technology.

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 large 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 sulphur dioxide (SO2) scrubbing and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies. In September 2014, 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, 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. Find out more about Shell Cansolv at

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

Publisert 5/10/2016

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