Investment costs and CO2 reduction potential of carbon capture from industrial plants – A Swedish case study
Journal article, 2018

In this work, the investment required to apply CO2capture to large-scale industrial sources is assessed and discussed in a case study of Sweden - a highly industrialized region with relative proximity to large and well-documented storage sites in the Norwegian North Sea. The Swedish process industry is characterized by a large share of biogenic emissions, and therefore has a considerable Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) potential. The capital cost for CO2capture is estimated for a standard MEA-based CO2absorption process. The CO2absorption process is applied to several industries – pulp and paper, oil and gas, steel, cement and chemical production – and dimensioned using process modeling. The equipment cost is subsequently estimated using a detailed individual factor estimation method. The capture costs are compared to estimates of the cost for transport and storage.



Carbon capture

Economic analysis

Industrial CCS


Stefanìa Òsk Gardarsdòttir

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

Fredrik Normann

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

R. Skagestad


Filip Johnsson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology

International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

1750-5836 (ISSN)

Vol. 76 111-124

Policyutveckling och affärsmodeller för koldioxidlagring

VINNOVA, 2016-11-25 -- 2019-12-31.

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Other Environmental Engineering

Energy Systems

Environmental Sciences



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