About NCCS

NCCS is an international research cooperation on CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS), co-financed by the Research Council of Norway, industry and research partners.

NCCS By numbers

What Is CCS?

CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) is a series of technologies and processes for capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from large industrial plants, transporting it in pipelines or ships, and storing it (for example, in an underground geological formation) so that it does not enter the atmosphere.

NCCS Goals

NCCS will fast-track CCS deployment through industry-driven, science-based innovation that addresses the major barriers identified in CCS demonstration and industry projects.

Our goals are to:

  • Ensure that Norway remains an international leader in CCS
  • Support achieving CO2 storage in the North Sea

  • Contribute to the Norwegian government’s ambition to realise a full-scale CCS chain by 2022
  • Realise the potential of the ECCSEL infrastructure

     

An Industry-Driven Centre

NCCS is a long-term research collaboration and world-leading industry partnership.

As an industry-driven centre, NCCS provides our industry partners with access to first-class researchers and CCS infrastructure. Our industry partners guide and influence the priorities of the 12 research tasks in order to tackle the critical challenges related to realising CCS for Norwegian industry and storing Europe’s CO2 emissions under the North Sea. As such, efforts have been made to ensure ongoing dialogue with the Norwegian full-scale CCS project, Langskip (Longship).

Europe is steering towards a net-zero CO2 emission economy. To make that possible, we need to ensure a high level of security of supply and a low cost of energy while maintaining the very crucial process industries in Europe. However, if we are to reach our climate targets, companies have to operate very differently in 2050 than they do today. It is very hard to see this happening without a huge deployment of CCS across Europe. That’s why a research centre like NCCS, where industry, R&D, authorities and academia work together to fast-track CCS deployment in Norway, Europe and the world, is so important.”

- Mona Mølnvik (NCCS Centre Director) and Tord Lien (Chair of the NCCS Board)
- Mona Mølnvik (NCCS Centre Director) and Tord Lien (Chair of the NCCS Board)

Organisation

NCCS Organisation - 2022-05-05
NCCS Organisation 2022-05-05

 

NCCS Board

 


 

NCCS Operations Centre

Mona Mølnvik

Centre Director
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Name
Mona Mølnvik
Title
Centre Director
Organization
SINTEF Energy Research

Rune Aarlien

Centre Coordinator
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Name
Rune Aarlien
Title
Centre Coordinator
Organization
SINTEF Energy Research

Nicola Marsh

Centre Manager
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Name
Nicola Marsh
Title
Centre Manager
Organization
SINTEF Energy Research

Jon Magne Johansen

Senior Business Developer
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Name
Jon Magne Johansen
Title
Senior Business Developer
Organization
SINTEF Energy Research

Deployment Case Leaders

Inna Kim

Senior Research Scientist
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Name
Inna Kim
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Organization
SINTEF Industry

Grethe Tangen

Senior Research Scientist
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Name
Grethe Tangen
Title
Senior Research Scientist
Organization
SINTEF Industry

Academia 

Alvar Braathen

Professor
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Name
Alvar Braathen
Title
Professor
Organization
University of Oslo

James Dawson

Professor
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Name
James Dawson
Title
Professor
Organization
NTNU

 

The Special Advisory Group (SAG)

The Special Advisory Group (SAG) advises the NCCS Board on strategic issues, such as trends and new developments, and contributes to positioning the Centre globally.


 

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) comprises eight members, each from leading academic institutions in the various CCS fields.

Its mandate is to guide the Centre’s scientific progress and comment on the overall scientific focus and direction.


 

Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has the task of advising the Board on matters of special interest to the Centre’s industry partners. As such, the TAC is comprised of and led by representatives from the industry partners.


 

Gender Balance

NCCS aims for equal opportunities and gender balance at all levels of the Centre’s organisation, and encourages all the partners to collectively achieve the EU target of recruiting at least 40% female staff in scientific positions. The academic partners encourage female applicants through open announcements, thereby striving for gender balance when employing PhD candidates and Postdoc researchers.