NCS C+ – The Norwegian Continental Shelf: A Driver for Climate-Positive Norway
NCS C+ Work packages
Framework for benchmarking climate-positive technologies – WP1:
This work package works to develop a framework for assessing and evaluating in order to ensure their fair and transparent benchmarking. As a result, the work package will develop a set of Key Performance Indicators as well as the workflow and dataflow between different types of assessments.
Ocean-based technologies for the climate-positive solutions – WP2:
This work package examines the ocean-based technological elements of NCS C+’s four climate-positive technologies.
Bio-enhanced environmental technologies for climate-positive solutions – WP3:
This work package studies three routes for , using non-traditional bioresources (combustion, high-temperature gasification, and hydrothermal gasification to hydrogen combined with CCS), with a focus on advancing the gasification path via experimental campaigns and modelling activities.
Direct air removal technologies for the climate-positive solutions – WP4:
This work package evaluates direct air removal technologies, such as the direct air capture (DAC) and removal of CO2 as well as other greenhouse gases such as methane (CH4). The work performed in this take is complementary to and performed in collaboration with SINTEF Global Climate Fund’s eCDR project, which started in June 2021.
Integrated benchmarking of the climate-positive solutions and their value chains – WP5:
This work package seeks to assess the techno-economic and environmental potential of NCS C+’s climate-positive technologies will be considered.
Towards implementation of the climate-positive solutions – WP6:
This work package seeks to address the necessary elements (legal aspects, public acceptance, roadmap for deployment, etc.) for the deployment of the climate-positive technologies considered by NCS C+.
Management and Dissemination – WP0:
This work package communicates with the Research Council of Norway, primarily through the project manager. WP leader meetings are arranged monthly (minimum) in order to coordinate project activities. Steering Committee meetings are arranged biannually as physical meetings, and the project manager also coordinates with LINCCS meetings and workshops. An open final project workshop will be held to present the final results and conclusions from the project to e.g., policymakers, relevant industrial actors, NGOs, and the general public.