CO2 emission from fossil fuels is an environmental problem around the globe. Statoil and Gassnova, with funding from the Norwegian State, has therefore decided to explore the possibilities to reduce CO2 emissions from their refinery at the Mongstad industrial site north of Bergen by introducing a new carbon capture plant.
If the CCM project succeeds - as the first full-scale carbon capture process - it will be the kick-off for the post combustion technology used to reduce CO2 emissions emitted from fossil fuels.
In the full-scale CO2 capture project at Mongstad (CCM project) amine or ammonia based technologies could be employed. Methods for evaluating emissions from the amine technologies have not been in a sufficient level, which has been one of the most significant uncertainty factors in relation to health risk linked with amine-based CO2 capture facilities.
The amines in the samples are usually present in a trace levels in complex mixtures and thus pose a challenge for the analysis method.
In collaboration with CCM, Ramboll established sampling, treatment and analysis methods for water and air samples in order to analyse amine and degradation product content.
Testing of emissions
The created methods enable the testing of emissions from amine technologies, thus, it is possible to find, if the emissions will meet the set emission criteria.
The CCM project will start the testing of various technologies to investigate whether they are able to comply with the set emission criteria. Thus, the created sampling and analytical methods will be used continuously for determining amine emissions.