OMV Petrom to Test Innovative Carbon Capture Facility at Petrobrazi


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OMV Petrom will test from June, at the Petrobrazi refinery, a new carbon capture and utilization technology. The installation consists of three units.

The tests are part of a demonstration campaign carried out in three countries – Denmark, Romania and Greece – within an innovation project financed with European funds – ConsenCUS.

The first captures CO2 through a more efficient technology than traditional methods. In the second unit, high-purity CO2 is obtained, and finally, the third unit transforms CO2 into a chemical product, potassium formate, with multiple uses, such as the production of synthetic fuels, the company said.

The installation was successfully tested in Denmark, at a cement factory. From Romania, the installation will head to Greece, to a magnesium production plant.

ConsenCUS, which was initiated in 2021, is a 4-year innovation project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 program. The project aims to demonstrate the viability of a new technology applicable to sectors where reducing carbon emissions is difficult. The project is run by a consortium of 19 leading research institutions and innovative companies: University of Groningen, New Energy Coalition (NL), Wetsus (NL), Coval Energy (NL), Technical University of Denmark (DK), Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (DK), Danish Gas Technology Center (DK), Aalborg Portland (DK), Heriot-Watt University (UK), Robert Gordon University (UK), Net Zero Technology Center Ltd (UK), British Geological Survey ( UK), Hellas Center for Research and Technology, Grecian Magnezite (GR), OMV Petrom, Energy Policy Group (RO), Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CN) and University of Calgary (CA)

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