The Nordic CCS Summer School
9 - 14 August 2015
The course will cover the complete CCS chain from capture, transport and storage to framework issues such as financing, public acceptance, political and legal issues. Lectures will be given on all these topics by distinguished lecturers from the Nordic countries.
The course has a distinct industrial focus that will be ensured by involving lecturers from industry as well as the site visits on Day 1.
The first visit will be to the CO2 capture test facilities at the NORCEM cement plant in Brevik where the students will be able to view the ongoing testing of technologies for CO2 capture from cement production.
The second is to Yara's fertilizer production facilities in Porsgrunn where they will be able to view CO2 handling in practice. NORCEM and Yara are within a 10 minute drive of each other, and are the two facilities highlighted in the recent Gassnova report of May 15th, to be potentially full-scale CO2 capture opportunities in Norway. This will give the students a good start of the Course by being able to experience how an industrial CCS facility operates.
The course has a distinct industrial focus that will be ensured by involving lecturers from industry as well as a one-day excursion to the CO2 capture test facilities at the NORCEM Cement plant in Brevik by Porsgrunn Norway. This will allow the students to obtain a good understanding of the size and complexity involved with industrial CCS projects as well as the theoretical knowledge of CCS.
By covering the complete CCS value chain and addressing framework issues such as life cycle analysis, financing, HSE, public acceptance, political and legal issues and innovation, the students will develop knowledge on how CCS works in "real life".
An important goal with the course is to develop a Nordic CCS network between the participants. The course has a good balance between lectures and group work, and requires a final exam.