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ITCN is a global coalition of facilities working to accelerate the research and development (R&D) of carbon capture technologies.

The International Test Center Network was initiated by Technology Centre Mongstad in 2012 to enable carbon capture test facilities around the world to progress the technologies that will be a key component of our clean energy future. The network aims to share knowledge that can accelerate technology commercialisation, including, for example, next-generation technologies that can sharply reduce the costs of electricity generation (and industrial products) using CO2 capture.

The International Test Center Network (ITCN) was co-founded by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) and TCM to share public information among test facilities around the world.

Since its launch, some of the world’s leading CCS test centres have been sharing knowledge of construction and operation of large test facilities in order to establish a level playing field for technology vendors to reduce costs, as well as the technical, environmental and financial risks currently associated with CCUS.

Next-generation technologies to sharply reduce the costs of electricity generation.

ITCN partners

ITCN partners


E.On’s Wilhelmshaven power plant

CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM)
SINTEF’s Tiller facility

United Kingdom
Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC)

North America

SaskPower’s Shand Power Station

National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC)
University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research
University of North Dakota Energy & Environment Research Center



Huaneng’s Clean Energy Research Institute

Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth

South Korea
KEIR’s Hadong and Boryeong test centers


CO2CRC’s Otway Research Project
CSIRO’s Loy Yang and Tarong test centers
CSIRO’s Vales Point pilot plant