2020-10-07 14:43Press release

Mundus Nordic Green News – 7 October, 2020

Mundus Nordic Green News

Preem still interested in using CCS

Preem’s refinery in Lysekil is one of Sweden’s largest sources of CO2, even without the now abandoned expansion. The company has already built a pilot plant for CCS in Lysekil, with the goal of having a large-scale plant on site by 2025. According to prior estimates, such a plant could reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the refinery by up to 500,000 tonnes per year. Preem’s Malin Hallin, Head of Sustainable Development said, “We continue with that project, all according to plan. We are at half time for the tests and had 2,000 hours of operation in September. We have tried different techniques for how we can capture the carbon dioxide and dissolve it in different amines. The work has gone well and we have collected a lot of data. The trials will be completed in 2020 and the goal is to have a full-scale facility by 2025.”


University pf Gävle project to show how hydrogen can replace fossil fuels

The transition to fossil-free fuels is a demanding process for both the industrial and transport sectors. Therefore, the University of Gävle has taken the initiative for a project on hydrogen solutions, with Svea Vind Offshore as a partner. The project will, among other things, map out how the players in the transport and industrial sector will be able to replace fossil fuels with hydrogen.


Volue appointed Key Innovator by the European Commission

The innovation project +CityxChange is part of Horizon 2020 - a research program that invests in solutions that will contribute to energy-positive cities and communities. The EU aims to establish energy-positive cities by 2050, focusing on local markets, energy-positive urban areas and further scaling. The project will develop marketplaces for trade in local renewable and flexible energy in urban areas and demonstrate solutions suitable for distribution in Europe. Volue will test the trading platform in Trondheim, which is a lighthouse town in the project.


Norway funds Myanmar mangrove restoration

The UN-REDD programme has announced a $2-mln project to restore and protect more than half of Myanmar’s mangrove area. Supported by the Norwegian government, the project aims to help Myanmar nation meet its emissions obligations under the Paris Agreement. An announcement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) indicated that payments would be based on documented results, although it offered no further details.


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