The Norwegian ferroalloy industry has set ambitious energy and climate goals in accordance with the national goals for sustainable production. ADVENCCS will contribute to reaching these goals by developing novel technologies and competitive process concepts to integrate CO2 capture and heat recovery, with the ultimate goal of promoting the cost-efficient decarbonisation of the ferroalloy industry.
In order to achieve this, the project will develop cost-efficient CO2 capture by optimising material selection and process design to target waste heat utilisation, and focusing on improved energy recovery technologies in order to minimise external power input and generate sufficient heat. This will take the form of at least four new cost-competitive integrated CO2 capture solutions for the ferroalloy industry.
The project will also analyse solutions to transport CO2 from the Norwegian ferroalloy industry to the Northern Lights storage site, thereby increasing the value creation from the Longship project. As the ferroalloy industry is increasing its use of bio-carbon, capturing CO2 from these processes will enable BECCS (Bio Energy CO2 Capture and Storage), which can contribute to achieving the Norwegian process industry’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Furthermore, the project will provide recommendations and decision support for the ferroalloy industry’s transition to carbon neutrality by 2050. ADVENCCS’ methodology and solutions will be assessed in terms of their applicability, and spin-offs will be generated to support innovations and promote business opportunities for the vendors and users of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies in the ferroalloy industry.
The project will educate one PhD and four MSc students on CO2 capture and energy recovery for future metal production, and aims to publish results and findings in 10 scientific articles and 6 popular science publications.
Overall, the project will ensure a quicker transition towards a zero-emission society and promote efficient, competitive, low-carbon Norwegian industry.
ADVENCCS is a collaborative and knowledge-building project (KSP) associated with the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS).