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Pioneering Green Energy: Aker Carbon Capture & Statkraft's Heimdal Project Revolutionizes CO2 Reduction


Benjamin Hughes

April 1, 2024 - 06:36 am


A New Era of Green Technology: Aker Carbon Capture's Pioneering Project with Statkraft

OSLO, Norway, April 1, 2024 - In a significant advancement towards the fight against climate change, Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a contract to conduct a preliminary Front-End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) for Statkraft's Heimdal waste-to-energy facility. This project undertakes the ambitious task of capturing 220,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. By sequestering these emissions, it is anticipated to cut down as much as 25% of Trondheim municipality's CO2 footprint.

Trailblazing Carbon Capture

The scope of pre-FEED includes comprehensive CO2 handling which encompasses capture, compression, purification, and liquefaction, as well as interim storage of CO2 at the Heimdal plant. Upon capture, the CO2 in its liquefied state will be transported by trucks to a dedicated export terminal, from where it will be shipped to a location intended for permanent storage.

Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer at Aker Carbon Capture, echoed the company's enthusiasm in furthering their partnership with Statkraft. He emphasized that the decarbonization of the waste-to-energy segment is essential to meeting Norway's stringent climate objective—a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Knudsen remarked that Aker's in-depth product range and engagement in ongoing ventures strengthen its foothold in the waste-to-energy market.

Aker Carbon Capture's Journey in Norway’s Decarbonization

Last year, Aker Carbon Capture obtained a full FEED engagement from Hafslund Oslo Celsio, Norway's biggest provider of district heating. The agreement involves developing carbon capture systems for their waste-to-energy facility situated in Klemetsrud, Oslo. This will be delivered by Aker Carbon Capture's Just Catch 400 system, designed to seize up to 400,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

When waste lacks the potential for reuse, modern incineration plants offer the most climate-efficient disposal solution. Despite their usefulness, these plants emit significant levels of CO2. Statkraft's Heimdal facility meets over a third of Trondheim’s demand for heating while simultaneously reducing reliance on electricity. This not only makes additional electricity available for other uses but also contributes directly to carbon abatement when emissions are captured, making waste-to-energy plants an integral player in Norway's roadmap to carbon neutrality.

Statkraft’s Commitment Towards CO2 Reduction

Bjørn Hølaas, Statkraft’s Project Manager, finds the association with Aker Carbon Capture invigorating, identifying them as one of the three contractors selected to carry out the pre-FEED studies targeted at CO2 reduction. Statkraft anticipates productive discussions with Aker Carbon Capture and is keen on reviewing Aker's comprehensive report set to be completed by fall.

Statkraft also engages in 'CCS Midt-Norge', a coalition focusing on the CO2 capture and storage across central Norway. This cluster represents around 1.5 million tonnes of annual CO2 emissions and is projected to enhance understanding, foster progress, and eventually lead to scale economies pivotal for realizing CCS projects within the region.

Enhancing Industry Collaboration Through Knowledge Sharing

Media and investor relations are paramount to communicate progress and invite partnerships or investments. For media outreach, Marianne Stigset is available for contact at +47 41 18 84 82 or via email at [email protected] Investors can reach out to David Phillips at +44 7710 568279 or via email at [email protected]

Additionally, Jørgen Nordahl is the point of contact at Statkraft, available at +47 99 23 38 12 or [email protected] These connections foster open communication channels for updates on the project and potential investment opportunities.

All said information is distributed courtesy of Cision, accessible at Moreover, detailed information related to Aker Carbon Capture's assignment from Statkraft can be found at,c3954702.

Fostered Transparency Through Accessible Resources

For further transparency and deeper insight into the developments, related files are readily available for download, showcasing specifics about the Heimdal project. Among the accessible content is the visual representation 'ACC-Statkraft,' which can be viewed and downloaded via the provided link,c3284574.


The collaboration between Aker Carbon Capture and Statkraft at the Heimdal facility marks a significant step forward in the waste-to-energy sector's venture into a more sustainable future. This move not only positions Norway as a front-runner in carbon capture technology but also sets a precedent for worldwide initiatives toward achieving net-zero emissions. As we anticipate the completion of Aker's pre-FEED study later this year, it is clear that sustainable industry practices have become not only a necessity but also an achievable goal, with innovative solutions like these leading the way.

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