Her visit started with a tour of the facility, and she was informed about the construction of the test center.
– The Netherlands is an important partner for Norway in the global effort for CO2 capture. It is positive that the Netherlands uses state visit to exchange experiences in this field, "said Secretary of State Robin Kåss.
Technology Centre for CO2 capture at Mongstad represents a concrete contribution to the necessary development and testing of CO2-capture technologies. The center is scheduled to be in operation by the end of the year 2011/2012. Two different capture technologies is to be tested with different CO2 content. This allows the plant to one of the largest of its kind in the world.
The visit ends with meetings with the representatives from Austrheim and Lindås municipality, as well as from interest group of HOG Energy.