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Zeroc –Transition to a zero-carbon industry in Norway and Sweden – Process solutions and supporting infrastructure

Zeroc –Transition to a zero-carbon industry in Norway and Sweden – Process solutions and supporting infrastructure

The goal of the ZEROC project is to deliver a road-map for the Norwegian and Swedish industry, with a 2045 perspective, to enable the transition to a zero-carbon future for the industry.

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ZEROC is based on results from previous projects and will focus on the infrastructure needed to achieve carbon-reducing measures in a cost-effective way. The project will involve industries from three different regions and will study possible synergies across industry segments and identify possible barriers.

SINTEF will, alongside Chalmers University of Technology, investigate how these neighbouring countries can collaborate to establish a zero-carbon industry. The activities involve both the development of technology and a collaboration to establish a common infrastructure.

Norway has good opportunities for CO2 storage and Sweden has CO2 emissions they need to reduce. Good handling of logistic solutions, both regionally and across the countries, will reduce the costs as well as reducing the carbon footprint. 

The project will identify the needs for infrastructure and define what type of process changes that must be implemented to reduce the industry's carbon footprint. The project will put emphasis on CCS, but the project will also compare CCS with the use of biomass, electricity, hydrogen, and other technologies to assess possible cost/benefit effects.

Norwegian partners: SINTEF, Fortum Oslo Varme, Equinor, Vestfold og Telemark fylkeskommune og Herøya Industripark. Swedish partners: Chalmers, Avfall Sverige AB, Cementa AB, Gøteborg Energi AB, Preem AB, Stockholm Exergi holding AB og Västra Götaland län.

This project is funded by the CLIMIT Demo/Research Counsil of Norway and Energimyndigheten in Sweden.   

Published 08 June 2021
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Project duration

2019 - 2023

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