GE Vernova and Northern Lights sign CCS MoU

14 June 2023

GE Vernova’s Gas Power business and Norwegian infrastructure specialist Northern Lights JV DA have signed a memorandum of understanding intended to accelerate the development of end-to-end carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions, including carbon dioxide capture, transportation, and storage, applied to power plants powered by GE gas turbines.

Each company will develop technical and logistical solutions to capture, transport, and store carbon dioxide which will be crucial to the development of an effective CCS supply chain.

GE believes CCS technologies will play a crucial role in reducing carbon emissions in the power generation sector and has developed relationships with providers and customers to advance innovation, including agreements with Linde, Technip, NetZero Teesside, and Southern Company. In 2022, GE’s front-end engineering design (FEED) study ‘Retrofittable Advanced Combined Cycle Integration for Flexible Decarbonised Generation’ received funding from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management to develop a detailed plan for integrating carbon capture technologies with a natural gas combined cycle plant to capture approximately 95 % of carbon dioxide emissions with a goal of commercial deployment by 2030.  In March 2023, GE announced a collaboration with Svante to develop and evaluate innovative solid sorbent technologies for carbon capture from natural gas power generation. GE has successfully tested its first Direct Air Capture prototype unit in its CAGE laboratory in Niskayuna, New York.

Image: Northern Lights site

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