CO2 capture from hydrogen production at Haugaland Næringspark – (Haugaland CCS)
• Haugaland Næringspark
The CLIMIT idea study «Haugaland CCS» has explored and mapped potential CO2 capture volumes and regional as well as export demand for hydrogen, this centered around a prospective hydrogen production from natural gas with CO2 capture at Haugaland Næringspark. Hydrogen for decarbonized steel production has been used as a scenario that can enable large-scale regional hydrogen use. Power requirements for a steel plant together with power consumption of a gas-reforming plant have been assessed against a new power connection under investigation.
Furthermore, CO2 capture volumes related to the size of a gas-reforming plant have been mapped and assessed together with possible CO2 capture from other large emission sources in the region. Together, this provides an estimate of the order of magnitude of future, potential CO2 capture volumes in the region and thus a basis for assessing opportunities and needs for shared infrastructure for CO2 transport. Moreover, the mapping enables comparing demand for permanent storage of CO2 against the current Northern Lights framework. The potential for capturing CO2 emissions in the region may, depending on the size of a gas-reforming plant for export and regional use, give total annual capture volumes significantly greater than 1.5 Mtonn per year which is the framework for phase 1 of Northern Lights.
As a next step towards increasing the knowledge on how to best utilize synergies between different plants in the region it is recommended to conduct techno-economic assessment of options for shared CO2 transport infrastructure and compare this against the different, planned phases of Northern Lights and potential new fields for permeant storage of CO2.