Aker Carbon Capture Integrating Carbon Capture Units for 20 MW e-Methane Production at Waste-to-Energy Facility in Finland

Dec. 1, 2023
The Just Catch unit is anticipated to capture up to 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, enabling the initial production of 20 MW of e-methane annually

Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded an integration feasibility study to investigate integrating one of its standardized and modularized Just Catch carbon capture units into the e-fuel process at a waste-to-energy facility in Finland. 

The Just Catch unit is anticipated to capture up to 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, enabling the initial production of 20 MW of e-methane annually.

To achieve these results, the Just Catch unit will capture CO2 from the waste-to-energy facility’s flue gases, which are conditioned and sent directly to a catalytic methanation plant. Here, it is combined with green hydrogen, produced through electrolysis of water using renewable electricity from wind power, to produce sustainable e-methane. This e-methane can then be liquified to produce sustainable LNG, or it can be used in gaseous form as a replacement for traditional methane made from fossil sources. 

In May 2023, Aker Carbon Capture initiated the delivery of five Just Catch units to Orsted’s bioenergy facilities in Denmark with a design capture capacity of 500,000 tons of CO2 annually. The company is also currently delivering a single Just Catch unit with a capacity of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year to Twence’s waste-to-energy facility in the Netherlands. 

These projects are helping progress Aker Carbon Capture’s mission of standardizing and modularizing carbon capture plants with reduced footprint and significant cost and energy benefits for the small and mid-scale emitter market. 

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