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ION Engineering signs up for carbon capture

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ION Engineering, a leading carbon capture technology company, has announced a test agreement with Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), the world's largest and most advanced carbon capture test facility located at Statoil's Mongstad refinery in western Norway.

This next step in the development of ION's liquid absorbent system is the continuation of a multi-year Cooperative Funding Agreement with the US Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In total, ION will receive over US$16 million in funding from NETL. Previously, ION successfully completed testing of its technology at the National Carbon Capture Centre (NCCC) at the pilot scale in 2015.

The collaborative project between TCM, ION, and NETL, will demonstrate ION's liquid absorbent system at TCM's existing 12 MWe test facility that utilises industrial flue gases to simulate coal-fired conditions. Starting in October 2016, this test programme aims to further validate ION's leading capture technology and its readiness for commercial scale deployment.

Alfred ‘Buz’ Brown, ION's CEO said, "Technology Center Mongstad is an ideal environment that allows us to validate our process at a large industrial test facility. The opportunity to test at TCM represents the final step in our ability to deploy our technology at commercial scale."

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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