Reduction of CO2 emissions is an international issue, requiring international solutions. The International Test Center Network (ITCN) was co-founded by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) and Test Center Mongstad (TCM) to share public information among test facilities around the world. The NCCC has also assumed leadership and is the current host site of the ITCN. Formed in 2012 in collaboration with DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy, the ITCN facilitates knowledge-sharing among carbon capture test facilities around the world to accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture technologies.
ITCN membership includes operators of major CO2 capture test sites—CO2CRC’s Otway Research Project, CSIRO's Loy Yang and Tarong test centers, E.ON’s Wilhelmshaven power plant, Huaneng's Clean Energy Research Institute, KEIR's Hadong and Boryeong test centers, Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad, SaskPower’s Shand Power Station, SINTEF’s Tiller facility, the U.K.’s Pilot-Scale Advanced Capture Technology facilities, and from the USA, the NCCC, the University of North Dakota Energy & Environment Research Center, and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research.
The shared knowledge of the ITCN is expected to contribute significantly to the development of cost-effective, commercial CO2 capture technologies. With semi-annual workshops, ITCN members have tackled critical issues of post-combustion capture such as emissions and degradation of amine-based solvents, permitting requirements, and control of aerosol formation. Results of the in-depth studies conducted by the network will be published for public benefit.
This panel will present status and future plans of the ITCN.
Chair: Frank Morton, National Carbon Capture Center
Panelist: Kunlei Liu, University of Kentucky
Panelist: Jon Gibbins, UK CCS Research Centre
Panelist: Abdul Qader, CO2CRC