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Carbon capture system

Fortum and Teollisuuden Voima have launched a project at the Meri-Pori power plant in Finland to develop a CO2 capture system. The analysis of alternative technologies will take place during 2008 and planning how the chosen technology can be adopted in the plant's power production may commence in the beginning of 2009. The objective is to make an investment decision in 2011 and thus have the system operational in Meri-Pori in 2015. After CO2 is captured it will be transported for storage. Due to lack of suitable storage locations in Finland, the CO2 from Meri-Pori will be shipped abroad for storage. Fortum is also testing CO2 capture at its Vartan CHP power plant in Stockholm, Sweden. The demonstration started in 2007 and involves a new technology that has produced promising results. Fortum will continue the demonstration in order to explore its suitability for large-scale use.