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Carbon Capture, Transport & Storage (CCS) is a series of technologies and processes designed to help mitigate climate change. Capturing waste CO2 from industrial processes, transporting it in concentrated form and injecting it deep underground.


Why CCS Matters

The IPCC found that to meet the challenging targets of the Paris Agreement, global CO2 emissions must be reduced by 50-85 % by 2050. IEA findings say that to meet these targets, 14% of the total emissions reduction by 2060 must come from CCS.

Also, CCS is today also the only way to decarbonise some of the world's critical industrial sectors, including cement, metal production and waste incineration. This matters, because the global cement industry, for example, accounts for around 8% of CO2 emissions.

The storage capacity within the geological layers on the Norwegian continental shelf gives Norway great opportunities to create value and new green employment by realizing CCS.

Decades of CCS Research Experience

The recent announcement of the Longship project by the Norwegian government has brought the concept of CCS into the mainstream. Together with our partners at NTNU, SINTEF researchers have been working on CCS for decades.

Today, SINTEF conducts research on the whole value chain for CO2 capture, transport and storage.

CCS Research Expertise

SINTEF hosts the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS), a continuation of the successful BIGCCS research centre. NCCS aims to research solutions to key technical and cost challenges in order for us to fast-track the deployment of CCS at scale.

NCCS Director and SINTEF Energy research director Mona Mølnvik presenting on CCS at GHGT-14
NCCS Director and SINTEF Energy research director Mona Mølnvik presenting on CCS at GHGT-14

Our researchers work closely with both academics and industrial partners to ensure that quality scientific results can be successfully applied to industrial problems.

CCS Research Labs

SINTEF invests heavily in research infrastructure. From CO2 storage research at our Reservoir Lab to the world-class Multiphase Flow Lab, SINTEF offers many specialist research facilities relevant for CCS research.

SINTEF is a proud member of the ECCSEL network of European CCS research infrastructure. 11 relevant labs in Oslo and Trondheim are available as part of the pan-European distributed research infrastructure.

Contact person

FME NCCS - Norwegian CCS Research Centre

CO2 capture, transport, and storage (CCS) is a process where waste carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured from large industrial plants, transported in pipelines or ships, and deposited so it will not enter the atmosphere. EU energy and climate targets cannot be met cost-effectively without CCS.

NCCS is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research partly financed by the Research Council of Norway


SINTEF and ACC join forces to make industry emissions-free

CO₂ emissions are difficult to avoid in several industrial processes, but with CCS technology these emissions can be removed. SINTEF and Aker Carbon Capture (ACC) are now continuing their collaboration to deliver the CO₂ capture solutions of the future.

CO2 as a raw material becomes a "game changer" for the industry

CO2 emissions equivalent to what 2,200 cars produce in a year can be turned into new products using biotechnology. In the EU project PyroCO2, the greenhouse gas CO2 will become a profitable business, at the same time the project will contribute to zero emissions and a sustainable economy.



Norway's position as an energy-exporting country is changing due to decarbonization of the European energy market. To fulfil the Paris Agreement, CO2 emissions must be reduced in all parts of the energy value chain from generation to end-use. There is a surge to replace fossil-fuelled energy generation with carbon-free alternatives and renewable generation, and a need to ramp up deployment of CO2 capture and storage (CCS). This ongoing transition of the energy system creates both opportunities and challenges for the utilization of Norway's fossil energy and renewable electric power resources.