– Discovering the unexpected is hard!
– Discovering the unexpected is hard! However, TCM has the expertise technology developers need to understand and find solutions to problems that arise along the way when projects for capturing and reusing CO2 are to be realized.
This was the main message of TCM’s Managing Director, Muhammad Ismail Shah, in his presentation at the European CO2 Capture, Storage & Reuse Conference in Copenhagen on the 17th of May.
More than 400 participants from all over the world were gathered for two days to focus on carbon capture, storage and utilisation of captured CO2 and its use for production of building materials like cement, concrete, steel, but also production of advanced fuels that will contribute to further decarbonization of other sectors. The year 2022 can easily be considered the breakthrough year in terms of policies and regulations for green technologies. A discussion topic at the conference were the influence of legislation on carbon capture and utilization technologies.
More than an arena for testing
In his presentation, Shah gave the participants an introduction to what 11 years of activity at the world’s largest and most flexible test centre for demonstrating carbon capture technologies has given the world of knowledge, which is collected in more than 60 scientific publications. He maintained that testing at TCM has been absolutely crucial for the planning and realization of full-scale capturing facilities both in Norway, and across the world.
– Our plant offers great opportunities for testing and verifying mature as well as completely new and less mature capture technologies. The facilities would, however, have been nearly worthless without people with outstanding expertise in the field. The CCS industry is now entering a phase with a strong increasing need for precisely this expertise. That is why we now focus even more on our offers within Advisory Services, Shah said.
TCM’s service offer in detail
TCM’s service offer can be divided into several categories, such as Generic learnings, Plant design learnings, Operational learnings and Process Simulations. The image below provides detailed information on which services are included in each of these categories.
What happens with emissions?
– Emission monitoring and permitting is a topic that requires particular vigilance and expertise, Shah pointed out. – What happens with emissions is the part of the capture process where the unexpected can occur in particular and will require detection. Defining the industry’s needs, and contributing to actual solutions, is perhaps TCM’s foremost “parade branch”.
As a closing remark Shah emphasized that cost of CO2 capture should be reduced in parallel to deployment of first generation capture facilities. – TCM is, and will remain, an important arena for de-risking and expediting upscaling carbon capture technology, he said.