Le Havre CO2 capture pilot - CO2 Capture Pilot at EDF power plant in Le Havre

Facility Location
City & country
Le Havre (France)
1 route du môle central
Description & contacts of the access provider
Legal name of organisation
EDF - EDF Group
Infrastructure contact - Primary contact
Valerie Czop
RICC contact - Secondary contact
Sébastien DUPRAZ
Facility Availability
Unit of access
Availability per year
4 000 hours per year
Expected duration of single experiment:
Operational or other constraints
Specific risks:
Industrial site - testing schedule must take into account the plant operating schedule
Legal issues
Industrial site


Postcombustion CO2 capture pilot on coal power plant flue gas. This facility allows all post-combustion processes testings on coal flue gas : with minor modifications for solvent based processes, more important for other processes.

Brief technical description

The CO2 contained in flue gas contains is 12 vol% and the facility can capture 25 t CO2/day (or less). The present equipment is a ‘classical’ solvent based process pilot.

EDF Le Havre coal power plant (field pilot represented in orange)
Postcombustion CO2 capture pilot - photo ©EDF 2012, all rights reserved
Schematic image of pilot facility
State of the art, uniqueness, & specific advantages

This equipment is an existing device on a power plant which can be adapted to host different processes without building totally a new pilot.

A rare post-combustion CO2 capture pilot in an operational 600 MW Power Plant in Europe.

Scientific Environment

To be discussed with the user.

selected publications

Alstom Power, EDF, Dow Chemical (2012)
Advanced Amine Process Technology Pilot Plant at Le Havre: first Operations and Results
2012 - GHGT-11 (18-22 Nov., Kyoto)
AlstomPower, EDF, Dow Chemical (2012)
Recent Developments on Advanced Amine Process Technology And Pilot Plant Operations
2012 - PowerGen Europe (12-14 Juin, Cologne)
B. Baburao, S. Bedell, P. Restrepo, D. Schmidt,C. Schubert, Bruce DeBolt, I. Haji, F. Chopin (2014)
Advanced Amine Process Technology Operations and Results from Demonstration Facility at EDF Le Havre
2014 – GHGT-12 (Oct. 2014, Austin, USA)
F. Chopin et al. (2014)
Results of the CO2 Capture Demonstration Facility at EDF’s Le Havre Power Plant: Status of ALSTOM’s Advanced Amines Process
2014 - PowerGen Europe (June 2014, Cologne, DE)