Key facts about the CCS project
Can capture 400,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
This is the equivalent of the emissions from around 200,000 cars and will reduce Oslo’s emissions by 14%, making it essential for reaching the city’s ambitious climate goals.
Will produce negative emissions.
50% of the waste handled is of biological origin, meaning that when we capture it, the CO2 will be taken out of the atmosphere. This is also known as Bio-CCS, something which the European Commission, the UN and the International Energy Agency all state is paramount to reaching the world’s climate targets.
Handles the city’s waste sustainably.
We treat 400,000 tonnes of waste per year that cannot or should not be recycled, such as medical waste, toxic plastics and residual waste.
Reuses the waste’s energy to produce heat and electricity.
Currently, Fortum Oslo Varme covers the heat demand from 160,000 housing units in Oslo, equalling 20% of the city’s heat demand, through its district heating system.
Can be replicated to almost 500 similar plants in Europe.
The project in Oslo is the most mature waste-to-energy with CCS project in the world. When realised, it will be a state-of-the-art facility providing circular waste handling, district heating and negative emissions, and a model plant for European cities aiming to reduce emissions and solve their waste problems.
Is safe and tested.
We have conducted a 5,500-hour pilot test on our flue gas and achieved up to a 95% capture rate. In addition, our technology supplier Shell has experience from full-scale carbon capture in Canada.