The US engineering- and construction company Fluor has signed an agreement for use of the Norwegian test facility Technology Center Mongstad (TCM) in Nordhordland. This project will contribute to strengthen the energy technology cooperation between Norway and the United States.
Fluor has long history in developing solutions for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2). The company now wants to test a new technology at TCM, which is the world´s largest test facility for carbon capture.
The company wants to investigate a newly developed chemical (solvent) to separate carbon dioxide from industrial flue gases which the company believes has an exciting potential to advance carbon capture.
Carbon capture has become the most important part of the energy collaboration between Norway and the United States. Fluor follows ION Engineering as the second US DoE-funded company using TCM in a test campaign.
Norway and the United States have a bilateral cooperation agreement in the energy sector, including carbon capture. TCM is an important part of the venture.
Relations between the countries were further strengthened in February when the US Department of Energy (US DoE) awarded USD 33.7 million to four US companies who aim to test their carbon capture technology projects at TCM.