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U.S. DOE awards of $33.7 mill enable four new projects for carbon capture at TCM

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has awarded $33.7 million to four projects for advanced carbon capture technology that are planned at Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM).

Seven projects were awarded a total of $44 million. The four companies that are planning for testing at TCM are:

- Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) (Newark, CA)

- RTI International (Research Triangle Park, NC)

- SRI International (Menlo Park, CA)

- TDA Research, Inc. (Wheat Ridge, CO)

These projects will run under area Scaling of Carbon Capture Technologies to Engineering Scales Using Existing Host Site Infrastructure. In addition, lON Engineering, who completed their program at TCM in 2017, will receive support in an amount of $2.8 million under area Initial Engineering, Testing, and Design of a Commercial-Scale, Post-Combustion CO2 Capture System.

It is sensational that so many of the projects will be tested outside of the United States. The awards for the projects planning to test at TCM are very positive, and a result of good cooperative relationships with the United States.

- We have for a long time been working with several U.S. companies that have applied for testing of advanced carbon capture technology. We are thrilled that four of the seven projects that have been awarded, are planned for running at TCM, says Bjørn-Erik Haugan, Business Development Manager at TCM.

- This is an important recognition for TCM, and shows that the work we do and the expertise that has been generated over the last five years is recognised internationally, adds Roy Vardheim, Chairman of TCM.

The awards from The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy are through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. These projects will advance competitive operation of the country´s fossil-based power-generation infrastructure by reducing energy consumption and capital costs associated with next-generation carbon capture systems. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the selected projects.

For further information:

Bjørn-Erik Haugan, Business Development Manager, TCM, +47 905 53 394,

Roy Vadheim, Chairman, TCM, +47 913 27 716,

Publisert 2/27/2018

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