Technology Centre Mongstad – TCM

Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) offers the world’s most advanced and flexible test arena for CO2 capture technologies.

Private companies from all over the world come to TCM to test and develop efficient and safe technologies which can be used at onshore industrial plants in operation. In addition, open scientific technology testing is conducted at TCM, serving as a benchmark for commercial technology.

Moreover, TCM provides advisory services on CO2 capture in global carbon capture and storage projects. For instance, giving advice on management, development, operation, and HSE of CO2 capture technology.

TCM has an amine plant, ammonia unit and module site for emerging technologies (under development). The different flue gas sources enable TCM to mimic emission gases for different industries; such as cement, steel or waste decimalization. TCM operates under an emissions permit from the Norwegian authorities, ensuring safe and measurable results in every aspect of the operation.

Since operational startup in 2012, Aker Solutions (Norway), Alstom SA (France), Cansolv Technologies Inc (Canada), Carbon Clean Solutions (UK/India), ION Engineering (US) and Fluor Cooperation (US) have tested their technologies at TCM. It is vital that private companies trust TCM in handling their proprietary technology. Therefore TCM has diligent systems and routines for managing confidential information.

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Key facts about TCM

  • Location: Mongstad, Norway
  • Started operations: 2012
  • Capture technologies: Post-combustion (amine and chilled ammonia), and a module-based site to come in 2020
  • Source flue gas CO2 concentration: Two flue gas sources capable of achieving a blended CO2 concentration of between 3.5% and 13%, with the potential to further increase the CO2 concentration if needed
  • Capacity: Amine and chilled ammonia units (approximately 12 MWe each) have a combined capability of approximately 100,000 tCO2 /year. Module test site has capacity of up to 10,000 Sm3/h.
  • Owners: Norwegian State, through Gassnova (77.5 %), Equinor (7.5 %), Shell (7.5 %) and Total (7.5 %). Equinor is the operator at TCM.