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16  Summer 2016 European Energy Innovation


Carbon capture from

renewable energy

As one of the major initiatives encompassed by Oslo’s new climate and energy action plan, Klemetsrud
plant is currently undergoing a test program for establishment of at least one full-scale plant for CO2
capture by 2020.

The Klemetsrud Plant is one               • It’s located relatively close to Oslo    CONTACT DETAILS
            of Eastern Norway’s larg¬est      Harbour, and boat transport of liquid
            land-based industrial             CO2 from Oslo Harbour will be          Kjell Henrik Olsen
            companies, and a major            feasible.                              CMO
point source for CO2 emissions from                                                  Klemetsrudanlegget AS (KEA)
biological materials. Never¬theless,      • A Norwegian pilot plant could pave       (+47) 904 77 115
significant CO2 emissions from the            the way for greater emphasis on        Resepsjon/Switchboard:
process still remain.                         CCS in tendering procedures and        (+47) 815 000 53
                                              criteria, and for future requirements
A Carbon capture and Storage (CCS)            regarding CCS at waste-to-energy
initiative can significantly contribute       plants within the EU.
to reducing these greenhouse gas
emissions. When CO2 is drawn from         IMPACT ON AIR AND WATER
the air and deposited, the emissions      Klemetsrud plant meets very strict
are reduced to less than neutral, going   environmental requirements in
from plus to minus in the emission        its operations, in fact stricter than
calculation. Then the so called “carbon   the requirements imposed by the
negativity” is achieved.                  authorities. This, combined with an
                                          ongoing upgrade of the facilities, result
Oslo has a unique opportunity to          in very low emissions to surrounding
further develop its status as a European  air and water. Flue gas emanating from
pioneer in the area of environmental      the incinerators at Klemetsrud undergo
and climate efforts, and to have a        an extensive cleaning process involving
leading role in the development of        several stages, in order to ensure the
technology related to the capture and     proper removal of all pollutants and
storage of CO2 emissions from waste-      the lowest possible emissions. After the
to-energy plants. Carbon capture from     thorough cleaning process, the smoke
renewable energy contributes toward a     that emanates from the chimney is
more sustainable waste management,        99.78% pure water vapour.
as well as a green circular economy and
can potentially increase the sustainable  EFFICIENT WASTE MANAGEMENT
performance of the Klemetsrud plant.      Overall, the plant contributes to the
                                          environment by processing residual
Some of the reasons that made             waste that may otherwise end up at
Klemetsrud an ideal candidate for a       landfill sites and converting it into
CCS project are:                          eco-friendly energy. A major advantage
                                          of the source-sorting system utilized
• The plant will be in operation          by the plant is that bags with different
    continuously throughout the year,     types of waste can all be dumped into
    and will still be operating after 40  the same bin and transported in the
    years, even if ownership changes      same vehicle to the waste management
    hands over time. It therefore         plant. This further reduces CO2
    provides an excellent base for        emissions on transport and saves
    technological development.            space in urban areas, since it becomes
                                          unnecessary to have several different
• The plant provides flexible energy,     waste containers for the various waste
    supplying both heat and electricity.  categories. l

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