NCCS in a nutshell
CO2 capture, transport, and storage (CCS) is a processwhere waste carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured fromlarge industrial plants, transported in pipelines or ships,and deposited so it will not enter the atmosphere (likein an underground geological formation). EU energyand climate targets cannot be met cost-effectivelywithout CCS, while at the same time making sure wehave enough energy.
How can NCCS help? NCCS aims to fast-track CCS by working closely with the industry on research topics designed to address major barriers in making CCS happen in Norway, Europe, and the world. NCCS research focuses on two ”CCS Deployment Cases”: CCS for Norwegian Industry and Storing Europe’s CO2 in the North Sea. Researchers focus on tasks related to the CCS technologies for the Norwegian Full-scale Project and seek to identify clever ways to integrate capture with transport and storage. NCCS seeks to unlock this potential through dedicated research into key barriers pinpointed by industry. Any ways to reduce the cost of CCS will be a saving for each taxpayer. The North Sea has huge potential to store CO2 from all over Europe. NCCS seeks to unlock this potential through dedicated research into key barriers pinpointed by industry.
Fast-tracking CCS is a joint effort. NCCS is a collaborative project between 32 partners in industry, research institutes, universities, and other organizations, in 10 countries and on three continents. NCCS is led by SINTEF Energy Research in Trondheim, Norway.
As an industry-driven Centre, our industry partners guide and prioritize the research tasks to tackle industrial challenges related to CCS. Each task has a ”family” with members who are actively engaged and contribute to the development of the work plans and in the research activities. Research in NCCS is organized in 12 Tasks covering the whole CCS chain. The tasks address critical challenges for realizing CCS for Norwegian industry and storing Europe’s CO2 in the North Sea. In addition, efforts have been made to ensure dialogue with the Norwegian Full-scale Project.