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Start-up of the largest installation in the world to capture CO2 in the flue gases of a coal-fired power station - European Castor Project, Denmark


Start-up (15/03/2006 - Esbjerg, Danemark)

On 15 March, the CO 2-capture industrial pilot unit of the Castor project, coordinated by IFP and financed by the European Commission (FP6), was inaugurated at the Esbjerg power plant (Denmark), operated by Elsam. It is the largest installation in the world that captures CO 2 in the flue gases of a coal-fired power station.

The implementation of the Castor pilot is a big step towards demonstrating the feasibility of the new CO 2 capture/storage technologies. The process, which enables one tonne of CO 2 to be captured per hour, is being tested on a large enough scale to ensure reliable industrial extrapolation.

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Contact presse IFP :

Anne-Laure de Marignan

Phone : 01 47 52 62 07

Fax : 01 47 52 70 96

presse@ifp.fr

Contact Presse EnergiE2 :

Marianne Grydgaard

Phone : + 45 4480 6380

Fax : + 45 2333 0880

mae@e2.dk

Contact Presse Elsam :

Jørgen Broen

Phone : + 45 9954 5460

Fax : + 45 2142 2498

jbr@elsam.com

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