International award for CO2 capture
The managing director of SINTEF Energy Research, Sverre Aam received the award "CSLF Recognition Award" for research in CO2 capture and storage during the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum ministerial meeting in London on 13 October 2009.
Sverre Aam received the award on behalf of the DYNAMIS project that SINTEF Energy Research has been project coordinator for.
- DYNAMIS has assessed various options for large-scale hydrogen production with CCS (Carbon Capture Storage) in cooperation with and support from many businesses and organizations throughout Europe, said Terje Riis-Johansen, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy. He presented the award for the DYNAMIS project that is one of four completed projects that have made an impact in carbon capture and storage research.
The project is the first phase of the European Commission's Hypogen programme. This programme will result in full-scale power plants with hydrogen and electricity production and CO2 capture. The power plant will be operational by 2015.
DYNAMIS was launched in March 2006 as part of the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme, and is an Integrated Project which has involved 32 partners from 10 member states, an associated country (Norway), and Switzerland.
Terje Riis-Johansen (Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, left), Sverre Aam (CEO SINTEF Energy Research) and Trygve Utheim Riis (Research Council of Norway) with the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum award.
Photo: Astrid Lundquist