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CaptureX - Socio-technical drivers, opportunities and challenges for large-scale CCUS

CaptureX aims to develop new knowledge about drivers, opportunities and challenges for realizing large-scale CCS and CCU.

Contact person

Ill.: Gassnova

Socio-technical drivers, opportunities and challenges for large-scale CCUS (CaptureX): There is a general consensus that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will be necessary in order to keep global warming under 2 °C. Recently, CCS has gained momentum, with the Norwegian Government allocating NOK 16.8 billion to the Longship project, which seeks to establish a full-scale value-chain for CCS. In CaptureX we aim to understand the drivers and barriers for successfully establishing this value chain.

Departing from the multidisciplinary sustainability transitions research field, CaptureX builds on a socio-technical perspective to analyse the innovation dynamics related to the establishment of CCS. The project investigates innovation processes across the value chain of CCS and carbon capture and utilization (CCU) and elaborates on how the technology strategies and business models of key industrial actors and regional industrial transformation processes may affect CCUS innovation, and vice versa. CaptureX also investigates the role of legitimation processes and policies in supporting, (or potentially hampering) the development and diffusion of CCUS technologies, and finally explores the role of CCUS as a mitigation strategy in future energy systems and Norwegian energy exports. 

Publications and other news from the project are available here.

CCS: carbon capture and storage
CCU: carbon capture and utilization

Key Factors

Project duration

2021 - 2024

Research Partners

Advisory board

IndustriEnergi, ZERO, Aker Carbon Capture, Heidelberg Cement, Gassnova, Gassco, SINTEF, Chalmers University of Technology, Wuppertal Institut, Lancaster University, NTNU.


The Research Council of Norway over the CLIMIT programme.

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