CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) has announced the creation of a network of international carbon capture and storage (CCS) test facilities, with the goal to help accelerate the commercialization of CCS technology.

The key aims of the CCS Test Centre Network are to share knowledge of technological developments, construction and operational experience, establish performance indicators, and promote technology standardisation.

According to TCM (pictured), the network will also establish a level playing field to enable technology vendors to reduce costs, as well as technical, environmental and financial risks associated with CCS.

The seven founding members are TCM (Norway), the National Carbon Capture Center (Alabama, US), Southern Company’s 25 megawatt CCS demonstration facility (Alabama, US), J-Power (Japan), Enel Engineering and Research (IT), E.ON (Germany) and Doosan Power Systems (UK).

The network is open for other large CCS test centres to join, so for further information, contact TCM.

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