Annual report NCCS 2018
Greetings from the Director
Mona J. Mølnvik, Centre Director NCCS
Dr. Mona J. Mølnvik is the NCCS Centre Director. She has been with SINTEF for 20 years, and has been active in CCS research since the early 2000s.
Mona holds a PhD within mechanical engineering from NTNU and is Research Director for the Gas Technology department at SINTEF Energy Research.
She was central in developing and leading the centre of excellence,
FME BIGCCS - International CCS Research Centre (2009-2016). Further, she has been involved in several EU-projects.
Mona has been a central contributor to development of CCS research strategies, and she was the first leader of the CO2 transport initiative under EERA JP Carbon Capture and Storage.
You can read the greeting in the full annual report, at the bottom of this page.
2018 by the numbers
The Effect Study
The Research Council of Norway initiated what was dubbed "The Effect Study" during spring 2018. The goal of the study was to evaluate the effects of energy research, realized and potential, in Norway over the last decade.
NCCS was asked to cover the CCS research area, and performed the study together with Impello Management.
Industrial opportunities and employment prospects in large-scale CO2 management in Norway
During spring 2018, SINTEF, in collaboration with NTNU, completed a report: "Industrial opportunities and employment prospects in large-scale CO2 management in Norway". The report was linked to NCCS, and was carried out by NCCS researchers from the Innovation and technology transfer-task.
The objective of the study (assuming a commitment to large-scale CCS in Norway and subsequently in Europe and the international community) was to determine what opportunities large-scale CCS can present to Norway and Norwegian industrial operators.
SINTEF & NTNU
"FME Innovation Task Force"
In January 2018, SINTEF and NTNU set down an "FME Innovation Task Force", with the ambition of strengthening the work considering innovation and innovative output from all the FMEs that SINTEF and NTNU lead (which are NCCS, HighEFF, Cineldi, HydroCEN, and ZEN).
The objective of the Task Force was to gather the best experiences from working with innovation on the FMEs, to give advice and best practices for all of the FMEs to learn from.
IEAGHG CCS Summer School 2018
NCCS was pleased to have hosted the 12th IEAGHG CCS Summer School in Trondheim, with 58 students from 24 countries.
This year, in addition to covering all aspects of CCS in lectures (presented by leading international experts), the students also had group exercises in communication, designing monitoring plans, interactive careers session and the usual group project work.
NCCS facilitated the communication with very up-to-date information on the development of the new Norwegian storage site and the industrial sources of CO2, representing state-of-the-art work-in-progress information by a leading CCS country.
At GHGT-14 (Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference) in October, FME NCCS had seven oral presentations and 6 poster presentations. No country, no business, no institute can do CCS on their own, James Johnson said on the first day of the conference.
At The Norwegian CCS research Centre (NCCS), we bring nations, businesses and research together to fast-track CCS deployment.
Check out centre director Mona Mølnviks recap of the conference, and see some of our scientists recap their presentations here.
Recruitment and Education
One of the most important tasks of NCCS is to educate master's and doctoral students in CCS research so that they can continue this knowledge in the work of CCS, whether they work in industry or as researchers.
During the first two years, 8 PhD fellows have been recruited and 5 postdoctoral fellows are in the starting pit and are tightly integrated into the Task families.
In this video, PhD Vanja Buvik gives a brief overview of her PhD work.
NCCS is organised in 12 Tasks. Each Task focuses on different aspects of CCS, both on the national and international scale. Together they work towards fast tracking CCS deployment and becoming a world leading centre for CCS research.
Cooperation between partners
As an industry-led center in the start-up phase, great effort has been made to create good arenas and processes for cooperation with industry partners. An important and highly successful measure is establishing "families" in each task.
The Task families include specialists from industry and research actors with particular interest in topics addressed. Through workshops and Skype meetings, all partners can contribute to technical discussions and affect ambition for next year's work program. NCCS includes a number of industry companies and most have been active contributors in one or more task families.