ANDRITZ’s feasibility study will give Pori Energia Oy a basis to go ahead with its plans to remove carbon from flue gases and make it available for vanadium production. Carbon capture plants are part of ANDRITZ’s comprehensive range of sustainable products.
International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Pori Energia Oy, Finland, to conduct a feasibility study on a carbon capture and storage plant planned to be built at the city of Pori’s combined heat and power station (CHP).
The study will provide the design and cost calculation for a turnkey carbon capture plant with a capacity of 100,000 tpa, including liquefaction, intermediate storage, and off-loading. In addition, ANDRITZ will also investigate the benefits of oxy rich fuel combustion for increased CO2 concentration in the flue gases and thus overall reduced capital investments.
The carbon captured is intended to feed a local vanadium plant, supporting the extraction process. Vanadium’s primary use is in the steel industry as an alloy component for high-strength applications. Another emerging application is redox flow batteries for large-scale renewable energy storage.
“We are happy that Pori Energia selected us for this innovative project towards decarbonization. This shows our customer’s trust in our capabilities to help them select the best option to decarbonize their operations and use the CO2 in other industrial processes,” says Harald Reissner, Senior Vice President, ANDRITZ Air Pollution Control.
Pori’s CHP plant has a total thermal output of about 88 MW. The boiler is fired with biomass and was delivered by ANDRITZ in 2017.