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NCCS will help Norway meet its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

Boy capturing CCS

Norwegian CCS Research Centre – Industry driven innovation for fast track CCS deployment

  • NCCS will ensure that Norway remains an international leader in CCS
  • NCCS will ensure that we have CO2 storage in the North Sea
  • NCCS will contribute to the government's ambition to realize a full-scale CCS chain by 2020
  • NCCS will exploit the potential of the ECCSEL infrastructure

Duration: 2016 - 2024

Budget (million NOK):

  • Industrial Financing 210
  • R & D partners 120
  • Research Council of Norway 240

SINTEF Energy will head the programme

Industry Partners:
Statoil ASA, TOTAL, Gassco, Aker Solutions, Ansaldo Energia, CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, KROHNE Ltd, Lundin Norway AS, Norcem, Norwegian Shipowners' Association, The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, Optoplan, Oslo Municipality – Waste to Energy Agency - EGE, Quad Geometrics, and SaskPower.

Research Partners:
SINTEF Energy Research Host institution, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, SINTEF Petroleum Research, Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, University of Oslo – UiO, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute – NGI, The University Centre in Svalbard – UNIS, Battelle's Exploration and Production Services Group, British Geological Survey, BGS, CMC Research Institutes, Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies – CenSES, CO2 Capture Project – CCP, European CO2 Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, MIT – Impact & Crashworthiness Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology – NIST, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research – TNO, Ruhr Universität Bochum – RUB, Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage – SCCS, TU Munich, Institute of thermody- namics – TUM, UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre – UKCCSRC, University of Western Australia – UWA, University of Zurich – UZH, US DOE - National Energy Tech. Laboratory – DOE NETL

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The scheme of the Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) seeks to develop expertise and promote innovation through focus on long-term research in selected areas of environment-friendly energy. There are today 11 centres within renewable energy, energy efficiency, social sciences and CO2-management. The research activity is carried out in close cooperation between prominent research communities and users. The centres will operate for eight years (2016 – 2024).

About the centres


Published 30 May 2016
Research Director

Project duration

2016 - 2024