The post-combustion plant will now capture 50 tonnes of CO2 per day from Aberthaw’s flue gases – the amount produced by 3 megawatts of elect ricity generation – using Cansolv’s SO2 and CO2scrubbing technologies.
The announcement of ‘first capture’ highlights the successful ommissioning of this ground-breaking regenerable carbon capture testing campaign that will see 90 per cent of CO2 captured and essentially all SO2 captured.
The use of a regenerable technology can also avoid land fill produced from conventional non-regenerable systems in reusing the absorbent by recy cling it through the system over and over again, resulting in less waste and cost savings without the need to restock.
“This is a significant milestone for Cansolv as it’s a clear demonstration of our innovative and cutting-edge carbon capture technology,” said Philippe Gauthier, Cansolv President.
“We pride ourselves in being a company of firsts and we’re proud to be partnered with RWE npower on this landmark project in Wales.”