CO2 captured from the sea for Northern Lights project in Norway: Ecospray provides CO2 liquefaction technology for innovative Captura and Equinor pilot.

Ecospray will supply the CO2 liquefaction solution to Captura, a U.S.-based company founded under the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) that focuses on CO2 removal through oceanic processes. This involves extracting excess CO2 from the ocean to enable further CO2 absorption from the atmosphere. In collaboration with Equinor, Captura is developing a pilot CO2capture system capable of processing 1,000 tons/year at Equinor’s Kårstø facility in Norway, with delivery of Ecospray’s liquefaction system expected by the third quarter of 2024.

The project will utilize Captura’s Direct Ocean Capture (DOC) technology to extract CO2 from seawater. Ecospray will then clean and liquefy the captured CO2, preparing it for storage and transport through the Northern Lights project, the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. Ecospray’s process involves dehydrating, cooling and distilling CO2 to achieve high purity levels with optimized energy consumption.

The project highlights the importance of the oceans in mitigating climate change and addresses the critical need for technologies that can remove excess CO2 from both the oceans and the atmosphere. Ecospray is proud to contribute its advanced liquefaction systems to this groundbreaking initiative, underscoring its commitment to innovative and revolutionary challenges in decarbonization and environmental protection.

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