Le Havre C2A2
In May 2010, joint partners EDF, Veolia and Alstom announced the start of a project to build and operate a CCS demonstration plant at EDF’s coal-fired power plant at Le Havre, in Normandy. The project secured the backing of the French agency ADEME.
The pilot plant, to be fitted to Unit 4 of the facility, will test amine-based post-combustion capture technology – which has been developed by Alstom and Dow Chemical Company – that will have a specific use within the electricity generating sector. As well as testing the solvent and technology, the pilot will attempt to reduce amine and energy use, with a view to making the technology more commercially viable.
Veolia will be engaged in treating effluents from the demo unit and evaluating the CO2 captured.
The $27 million project has secured 25% funding from the Research Demonstrator Fund, which is administered by France’s national agency ADEME.
The project will run from 2010 to 2013 and will be conducted in three stages – research, construction and operation.
Testing started in July 2013.
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