Aker to supply CCUS technology to Twence plant

The large-scale plant would capture 100k tonnes of CO2 annually.

Aker Carbon Capture will deliver a Just Catch™ modular carbon capture plant to Twence’s waste-to-energy plant in Hengelo in the Netherlands.

Twence announced it is ready to start up CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage) project and will convert one million tonnes of waste-to-energy every year, supplying more than 100,000 people in the eastern part of the Netherlands with heating and electricity. The plant is expected to commence operations at the end of 2023.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has made available a one-off subsidy of €14.3 million to Twence for the CCUS facility, which complies with EU State aid rules.

The Just Catch standardised carbon capture plants are easy to fabricate, transport, install and operate, with compact design and short delivery times. Once the CO2 is captured and liquefied, it will be supplied by road tankers to users such as nearby greenhouses, increasing the yields of plants and vegetables. This supply replaces emissions from the traditional method of producing CO2 for greenhouses, such as burning fossil fuels.

Valborg Lundegaard, CEO of Aker Carbon Capture, said, “Twence has taken the decision to realise this project with delivery of our compact and modular carbon capture plant.”

Marc Kapteijn, MD of Twence, added, “This also gives us the opportunity to not only supply liquid CO2 to greenhouse horticulture but also to use it in other sectors, such as in the food industry, for the mineralisation of building materials, in the chemical industry or as a biofuel.”

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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