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FORINFRA-Nasj.sats. forskn.infrastrukt

ECCSEL Research Infrastructure for Norwegian Full-Scale CCS

Alternative title: ECCSEL forskningsinfrastruktur for fullskala CCS

Awarded: NOK 45.0 mill.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a necessary technology to reach the emission reduction targets set by the 2015 Paris agreement. To deploy CCS on a large scale, testing of capture, transport and storage technologies at relevant scale is needed. The ECCSEL Research Infrastructure (RI) for Norwegian Full-Scale CCS (ECCSEL NFS) will construct and upgrade five world-class facilities, and a sixth has been designed, to close critical knowledge gaps for wider deployment of CCS: - MPSolv upgrade of pilot for capturing CO2 from flue gases with a new desorber (stripper) column that can desorb CO2 at elevated pressures of 15-20 bar. - Test facility for fiscal metering (FMet) to test and calibrate flow meters so that they comply with Emissions Trading System (ETS) regulations (design). The subproject was completed in 2020. - Flow assurance in safety systems (FASafe) to determine how a CO2 vent system should be designed to avoid dry-ice clogging (new). - Flow and heat transfer in multiphase CO2 pipelines and wells (FALCON) to study flow regimes, phase transition and shut-in/restart scenarios (upgrade). - Dense-phase CO2 impurity test systems (DPCI) to determine the effects of impurities on corrosion in CO2 systems (upgrade). - CO2 injection monitoring using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (CODAS) to monitor induced seismicity using cost-efficient optical fibres (new). The facilities developed in the project will be available for use by researchers and institutions world-wide through the ECCSEL web site. ECCSEL specifies an open access policy of data, an active dissemination policy in multiple channels, and an encouragement for the users to publish their results. 2021 was an important year of the project, when approximately 47% of the planned investments of ECCSEL NFS were made. The three facility upgrades of the projects (MPSolv, FALCON, and DPCI) are very close to completion or finished. The new facilities (FASafe and CODAS) are similarly planned to be ready or close to completion at the end of 2022. The project has annual open technical meetings where the new infrastructure is presented and discussed, and the meeting in 2021 had good attendance among prospect future users from industry, TCM, and international research institutions.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a necessary technology to reach the emission reduction targets set by the 2015 Paris agreement. To deploy CCS on a large scale, testing of capture, transport and storage technologies at relevant scale is needed. The ECCSEL Research Infrastructure (RI) for Norwegian Full-Scale CCS will construct and upgrade five world-class facilities and design a sixth to close critical knowledge gaps for wider deployment of CCS: - Medium pressure solvent capture (MPSolv) to test solvents for post-combustion capture at pressures of 20-30 bar (upgrade) . - Test facility for fiscal metering (FMet) to test and calibrate flow meters so that they comply with Emissions Trading System (ETS) regulations (design) - Flow assurance in safety systems (FASafe) to determine how a CO2 vent system should be designed to avoid dry-ice clogging (new). - Flow and heat transfer in multiphase CO2 pipelines and wells (FALCON) to study flow regimes, phase transition and shut-in/restart scenarios (upgrade). - Dense-phase CO2 impurity test systems (DPCI) to determine the effects of impurities on corrosion in CO2 systems (upgrade). - CO2 injection monitoring using Distributed Acoustic Sensing (CODAS) to monitor induced seismicity using cost-efficient optical fibres (new). The facilities developed in the project will be available for use by researchers and institutions world-wide through the ECCSEL web site. ECCSEL specifies an open access policy of data, an active dissemination policy in multiple channels, and an encouragement for the users to publish their results. Workshops with user groups will be held, to ensure high relevance of the planned RI.

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