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CC+ Centre for climate positive technologies

The ambition of the CC+ Centre is to explore, develop and test climate positive technologies with special focus on industrial solutions.

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To reduce the impact of climate change, the world needs to reduce the CO2 emissions and nearly reach net-zero emissions by 2040.  Although strategies to reduce emissions, such as renewable energy, carbon capture and storage or utilization (CCS/CCUS), energy efficiency and avoiding deforestation are all critically important, it may not be enough to reach the 1.5 °C target of the Paris Agreement.

Reaching net zero and beyond requires strategies that actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere, and several technologies are possible, among other:

  • Direct air capture
  • Reforestation
  • CO2 capture from water
  • Seeweed carbon capture removal

SINTEF has allied with the industry cluster Green Industry cluster ( GIC), Herøya Industrial Park (HIP) and the  University of South Eastern Norway (USN) to establish the CC+ Centre.

Focus is to explore, develop and test technologies that as a net effect will remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

Background and history of the center

The Grenland region, an industry intensive area in Norway, did a survey investigating the potential to become a climate neutral industry region in 2040.

The conclusion was that they can do it- but a huge effort in climate positive technologies are needed.

CC+ arranged a webinar regarding Ocean-based capture solutions the 3rd  of May 2023. The recording  of the webinar is available in the next three months here.

The agenda for the webinar was:

CC+ arranged a webinar regarding  Direct air capture the 9th of March 2022. The recording  of the webinar is available here.

The agenda for the webinar was: 

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Project duration

2021 - 2025