What is carbon capture?
Carbon capture is the process of removing CO2 from large emission sources. The purpose of carbon capture is to limit the release of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by capturing it and then storing it safely, for instance in underground geological formations. The whole process of capturing, transporting and storing CO2 is referred to as carbon capture and storage, or CCS.
The process at Norcem Brevik cement plant will use a mixture of water and organic amine solvents to absorb the CO2. This process can be applied on emissions from various sources, from gas, coal, cement, refineries, and waste-to-energy through to hydrogen and other process industries.