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Heyden post-combustion pilot (E.ON)

Brief description:


Main developer: E.ON

Country: Germany

Project type: Capture

Scale: Small

Status: Under construction

Year of operation 2010
Industry: Coal Power Plant

MW capacity: 7

Capture method: Post-combustion

Capture technology: Amine
Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided



Back in 2008, E.ON was planning seven small-scale pilot plants with the aim of optimising post combustion methods for capturing CO2. The company set aside a budget of €100 million until 2014, and had plans for four projects in Germany in cooperation with Siemens, Fluor, Consolv and Mitsubishi.

One of the projects was located at E.ON’s coal fired power plant in Wilhelmshaven and is scheduled to start operation in 2010.

In Northrhine Westphalia E.ON was due to work with Canada's Cansolv Technologies to install a capture pilot at E.ON's Heyden power plant, near Minden. The pilot plant was expected to begin operating at the end of 2009 for a test phase of two to three years, capturing CO2 from a flue gas slipstream of roughly 20,000 cubic meters per hour. The project was expected to cost €10 million. No further details are available.

More information

Cansolv and E.ON project PR, July 2008

Contact info

Main developer: E.ON