What is carbon capture?
Carbon capture is the process of removing CO₂ from large emission sources. The purpose of carbon capture is to limit the release of CO₂ emissions into the atmosphere by capturing it and then storing it safely, for instance in underground geological formations. The whole process of capturing, transporting and storing CO₂ is referred to as carbon capture and storage, or CCS.
The process at Norcem Brevik cement plant will use a mixture of water and organic amine solvents to absorb the CO₂. This process can be applied on emissions from various sources, from gas, coal, cement, refineries, and waste-to-energy through to hydrogen and other process industries.