A belated happy new year from the ACCSESS project! We hope you’ve all had an excellent start to 2022.

Work is well underway on this important EU Horizon 2020 innovation project. Modifications to the Fortum Oslo Varme CO2 capture pilot rig are about to begin in order to adapt it for operation using the enzymatic CO2 solutions from Saipem technology. Testing at the Klemetsrud waste-to-energy plant in Oslo is scheduled for this summer. Meanwhile, Proceler are preparing for the construction of a Rotary Packed Bed (RPB) absorber module, supported by research and experimental work conducted by Prospin. The RPB is intended to be commissioned at Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) together with the capture pilot test rig at the end of 2022.

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European Media Interest in ACCSESS

In September, the first ACCSESS project press release was issued, which garnered significant interest from a number of high-profile relevant media outlets, including Gasworld and Carbon Capture Journal. Several ACCSESS partners issued their own localised versions of the press release, which were picked up by the likes of Norway’s Avfallsbransjen and Germany’s ZKG Cement Lime Gypsum.

More press releases will be produced in the months to come. You can read the original project press release on this ACCSESS webpage.

ACCSESS Website Launched

To support the dissemination and communication goals of ACCSESS, a project website has been launched. Over time, the website will act as the hub for all project news, documentation, images, videos, blog posts and media releases. We will shortly be launching a "meet the partner" section to profile each of the ACCSESS partners and their role in the project.

New Collaboration Between Saipem and Novozymes on Enzyme-Based CO2 Capture Technology

The goal of this collaboration is to develop a more sustainable and cost-effective CO2 capture technology based on enzymes rather than amines. Not only does the use of enzymes require lower temperatures and fewer chemicals than traditional carbon capture methods, but it also puts less strain on the equipment. In other words, enzyme-based CO2 capture technology is more environmentally sustainable and more cost-effective.
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ACCSESS Presented to Major CCS Research Centre

ACCSESS project coordinator Kristin Jordal has presented the project to internal and external stakeholders in the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS).

Operating over an 8-year period (2016-2024), NCCS is a Norwegian Centre for Environment-Friendly Energy Research (FME) funded by industry and the Research Council of Norway.

Kristin presented the concept and goals of ACCSESS during an open webinar in October and in-person at the NCCS Consortium Days event in November.

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