Aker Carbon Capture awarded feasibility study for Zurich waste incineration plant
The new waste incineration plant will consist of two identical incineration lines. Aker Carbon Capture's standardised and modularised carbon capture units are developed for this volume of CO2, the company said, and the CO2 will be liquified for transport by truck or train.
Since Limeco's waste-to-energy plant is a greenfield project to produce district heating, heat integration between the incineration plant and the carbon capture plant can be used to maximise the district heat production.
This will provide an overall attractive business case for Limeco, while at the same time contributing to Switzerland's national ambitions for reduction of greenhouse emissions, according to Aker.
"We are excited to collaborate with Limeco in their decarbonisation efforts. Decarbonising the waste-to-energy industry is crucial to achieving Switzerland's 2050 net zero target," said Jon Christopher Knudsen, chief commercial officer at Aker Carbon Capture. "With our modular Just Catch offering we have a strong foothold in the waste-to energy segment. The award of this feasibility study is further validation that the CCUS market is accelerating," continued Knudsen.
"As part of the Limeco Masterplan 2050 and in the context of the Swiss government's energy and climate strategy, the basics are to be laid for an integrated cross-generation project," said Markus Bircher, who is responsible for the project at Limeco. "CO2 capture and logistics at the site are important and sensitive issues for the layout of the future plants and the upcoming planning. At this early stage, all future options and developments must be taken into account so that they can be implemented at a later stage," says Markus Bircher, who is responsible for the project at Limeco."