Solid sorbent CO2 capture technology evaluation and demonstration at Norcem's Cement Plant in Brevik, Norway
RTI and Norcem AS have partnered to carry out a pilot-scale CO2 capture technology demonstration in an operating cement plant utilizing an advanced, solid sorbent CO2 capture process. RTI's process technology – currently being developed for coal power plant applications – has the potential to substantially reduce the energy load and capital and operating costs compared to conventional CO2 scrubbing. This work, carried out within the Norcem CO2 Capture Project, has three main objectives: 1) evaluate the technology's economic feasibility for commercial-scale cement plant application, 2) collect sorbent exposure and performance data for the CO2 capture sorbent utilizing simulated and actual cement plant flue gas, and 3) demonstrate, on a pilot-scale, the technology's capacity to achieve effective and continuous removal of CO2 from Norcem's cement plant.
Nelson, T., Coleman, L., Mobley, P., Kataria, A., Tanthana, J., Lesemann, M., & Bjerge, L-M. (2014). Solid sorbent CO2 capture technology evaluation and demonstration at Norcem's Cement Plant in Brevik, Norway. Energy Procedia, 63, 6504-6516. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.686