Ocean GeoLoop announces Enova funded carbon capture project with NorFraKalk

Ocean GeoLoop announces Enova funded carbon capture project with NorFraKalk

NorFraKalk and Ocean GeoLoop today announces the initiation of a potential large-scale CO2 capture project with the ambition to make NorFraKalk climate neutral. The lime and cement industry accounts for approximately a tenth of the world's CO2 emissions and is one of the industries where CO2 capture is necessary to achieve the climate goals. The Enova supported carbon capture project aims to showcase the solution.

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From left: Anders Onarheim, Chairman of the Board, Ocean GeoLoop. Hanne Markussen Eek, Chairman of NorFraKalk/CEO Franzefoss Mineral. Odd-Geir Lademo, CEO Ocean GeoLoop. Lars Strøm, CPO Ocean GeoLoop.

Published: 25. January 2024 - Last updated: 25. January 2024

(Verdal, Norway, 25 January 2024) NorFraKalk and Ocean GeoLoop (OSE:OGL) today announces the initiation of a potential large-scale CO2 capture project with the ambition to make NorFraKalk climate neutral. The lime and cement industry accounts for approximately a tenth of the world's CO2 emissions and is one of the industries where CO2 capture is necessary to achieve the climate goals. The Enova supported carbon capture project aims to showcase the solution.

"Our technology has broad applications, also in industries that cannot use existing capture technologies. In collaboration with NorFraKalk and Franzefoss Minerals, we will showcase how the innovative technology from our founder Hans Gude Gudesen can make carbon capture effective, clean and energy efficient. With the support from Enova, we can commercialize the technology even faster," says Odd-Geir Lademo, CEO of Ocean GeoLoop.

The first phase of the collaboration is to assess a pilot plant for carbon capture at NorFraKalk's lime kiln in Verdal Industrial Park. The plant currently emits around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. The pilot project, which will now be assessed, will capture 10,000 tonnes of CO2, to prove that the solution works in quicklime production.

In recent years, NorFraKalk has, through participation in several different SINTEF-led studies, investigated the possible use of different technologies for CO2 capture from lime kilns. One of the main obstacles to many capture technologies is the lack of excess heat to power the process. Ocean GeoLoop uses an all-electric pressure swing process for CO2 capture, which is not dependent on excess heat. Throughout 2022 and 2023, the technology has undergone successful testing at the industrial pilot plant at Norske Skog Skogn, in parallel with an extensive test and documentation programme at SINTEF's carbon capture lab in Trondheim.

See the enclosed press releases in English and Norwegian for additional information.

Press release NorFraKalk Ocean GeoLoop Enova.pdf
Pressemelding NorFraKalk Ocean GeoLoop Enova.pdf

For further information, please contact:

  • Odd-Geir Lademo, CEO Ocean GeoLoop, phone: +47 92 05 29 01
  • Anders Onarheim, Chairman of the Board Ocean GeoLoop, phone: +47 97 40 15 11

ENDS

About Ocean GeoLoop | www.oceangeoloop.com

Ocean GeoLoop AS uses nature's own way to solve the challenges of our time in a circular way. The company has introduced GeoLoop CC technology that captures CO2 from point source emissions using natural and harmless processes. Ocean GeoLoop will help companies and countries achieve their goals of reduced emissions and access to renewable electricity for the green transition. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange Euronext Growth under the ticker OCEAN.

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