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 or BECCS, 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.
The Waste-to-energy plant end treat 400,000 tonnes of waste per year that cannot or should not be reused or recycled.
The excess heat from the waste incineration is used to produce district heating and electricity.
Currently, Fortum Oslo Varme covers the heat demand from 160,000 housing units in Oslo, equall to 20% of the city’s heat demand, through its district heating system.
Can be replicated to almost 500 similar WtE-plants in Europe.
The project in Oslo is considered 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.