VXOnews has stated in several articles that Växjö Energi wants to test a new and unique technology in the world for CO2 capture.
A pilot plant has now been installed in collaboration with, among others, Lund University of Technology and Granitour Systems. The pilot study will last for three years and the project has received support from the Swedish Energy Agency.
– Now we’re ready and running, lots of fun! We are participating in the pilot project because at Växjö Energi we want to capture CO2 in the best and most cost-effective way. It will be interesting to follow the results, says Sofie Rothén, project manager at Växjö Energi.
Växjö Energi was first launched when the technology was tested in three Swedish thermoelectric plants. The new technique requires much less energy than previous methods because the method allows the use of residual heat and absorption at lower temperatures.
– We will test bio-CO2 capture in flue gases from biomass used in Sandviksverket. If you capture and bury carbon dioxide – we get a negative emission,” says Ola Wallberg, a researcher and professor at Lund University.
Växjö Energi hopes to have a permanent plant on site within a few years and capture 200,000 tons of CO2 annually.
In 2020, Växjö Energi decided to invest in carbon capture. Växjö Energi plans to capture, permanently store, and mineralize CO2 in shale 3,000 meters below sea level in the North Sea.
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