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Ocean GeoLoop’s point-source carbon capture pilot surpasses 3000-hours of operating

by | Aug 25, 2023

Norway-based Ocean GeoLoop has surpassed the 3000-hour milestone for its point-source carbon capture pilot located at Norske Skog Skogn in Norway. The company achieved the significant stage just one year after completing the commissioning phase and system test.

Norske Skog Skogn is currently one of the largest newsprint mills in Europe, and aims to reduce CO2 emissions per ton of paper produced by 55% by 2030, when compared to emissions measured in 2015, and by 100% by 2050. The International Energy Agency (IEA) states that the pulp and paper sector was responsible for under 2% of all emissions from industry in 2022. To achieve its targets, the company has introduced initiatives to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

“We’re proud to announce that our development program has reached the 3000-hour milestone of safe operations of our point-source carbon capture pilot at Norske Skog Skogn,” said Odd-Geir Lademo, CEO, Ocean GeoLoop. “Having an autonomous carbon capture plant with no harmful chemicals or need for residual heat are features that are highly appreciated by our industrial partners.”

Ocean GeoLoop states that the test has proven the robustness of its carbon capture technology at an industrial scale.

“We congratulate Ocean GeoLoop on the milestone of 3,000 hours of operation at their pilot plant at Skogn,” added Håvard Busklein, managing director, Norske Skog Skogn. “Our operations have not been affected during the test period. Norske Skog is ready to reduce our biogenic CO2, and look forward to the further results of the Ocean GeoLoop’s carbon capture operations.”

Ocean GeoLoop captures CO2 emissions using its point-source GeoLoop CC technology.

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