- Fulfill the commercial ambitions and needs of industry and society, while maximizing innovation in deployment cases.
- Establish a targeted spin-off programme for the execution phase of innovation processes and their faster adoption.
- Establish new research projects within topics where knowledge gaps are identified.
- As part of the innovation process, design a comprehensive IP strategy.
Maximising impact from our research is an important task for NCCS. In this study, we have selected four of the twelve research tasks and assessed the potential impact of the research and innovation given that the research is successful. In this context, impact can be measured along several axes. Examples include reduced emissions, economic impact (increased value creation, saved costs), improved decision making, saved energy, and industrial potential.
The study illustrates how the research and expected innovations will impact CCS chains and society when applied. The reference system is the envisaged CCS network in Europe by 2030. It is an ambition to perform the same study on all research tasks in NCCS throughout 2020.
Research within CO2 capture, transport and storage is multi-disciplinary and covers a wide range of topics. Consequently, the outcomes have different characteristics with respect to type of innovation, maturity and applicability in the CCS chain. The innovations covered in this study mainly fall under four categories: 1) new technology, 2) models and calculation tools, 3) new methods, and 4) new standards and guidelines.
Sailing towards lower cost & legal certainty for CCS
When the idea of large-scale CCS was introduced, pipelines were foreseen as the main means of transport due to the low cost for large capacities. But with a stronger focus on bringing European CO2 emissions to the Norwegian Continental Shelf, shipping has now emerged as a more attractive option from both a cost and risk perspective.
Two Leading Research Papers Share NCCS Award
The Scientific Committee of the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS) recently announced joint winners of the Best NCCS Paper award for 2019. The award aims to highlight world-leading research in carbon capture, transport and storage technologies from the NCCS research centre.