Deployment of bio-CCS: case study on Waste-to-Energy

IEA Bioenergy Task 36 contributed to the intertask project Deployment of bio-CCUS value chains with an overview of the Fortum Oslo Varme (FOV) WtE case in Oslo, Norway.

This case study is part of a series of studies carried out under the Deployment of BECCS/U Value Chains project with the aim to highlight sector-specific characteristics. The case studies provide deeper insights into the key aspects that come into play for companies that are in the process of setting up value chains for capture, transportation and sequestration or utilization of biogenic CO2.

The FOV WtE carbon capture plant is part of the Norwegian full-scale CCS project, known as Longship, mainly funded by the Norwegian Government. Longship also includes a carbon capture plant at the Norcem cement plant in Brevik and the Northern Lights project, the transport and storage part of the initiative. However, FOV will get funding from the Norwegian Government providing that it secures sufficient own funding as well as funding from the EU or other sources. In this context, FOV applied to the EU Innovation Fund in 2020 and it was announced in March 2021 that FOV qualified to send a full application in June 2021 with a final decision in late 2021.

Read more about pilot campaigns, economic aspects and deployment challenges and opportunities in the IEA Bioenergy report


Photo: Fortum Oslo Varme AS

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