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FINNCAP Fact Sheet: Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project

Company/Alliance: Fortum, Teollisuuden Voima (TVO), Siemens Energy, Maersk

Location: Meri Pori, Finland

Feedstock: Coal

Size: 565 MW (1.25 Mt/yr)

Capture Technology: IGCC- Post Combustion. Siemens Energy's amino acid salt post-combustion technology will be used to capture 50% of the flue gas at a 90%+ capture rate.

CO2 Fate: Shipment to injection site in Danish North Sea due to lack of suitable storage sites in Finland. Injection into depleted gas fields in the Danish North Sea. EOR opportunities are being investigated.

Timing: Cancelled Start up had been planned for 2015


The European Commission has launched an initiative to start 12 large-scale CCS demonstration projects by 2015. Meri Pori is hoping to be one of them.


In October 2010 Fortum announced that the project had been abandoned due to company strategy and the outcome of various studies. TVO had already withdrawn from the project earlier that year.

Meri Pori was constructed in 1993 and being a new power station it is easier to retro-fit than older power plants. Fortum had been testing CO2 capture at its Värtan CHP power plant in Stockholm, Sweden since 2007. The project had hoped to be one of the European Commission's 12 large-scale CCS demonstration projects up and running by 2015.

Project Link: Fortum Meri Pori Project Website is no longer available

Other Sources and Press Release:
Fortum Website
Siemens Capture technology chosen for Meri Pori (October 2009)