June 17 - 19, 2019 - Trondheim, Norway

The bi-annual Trondheim CCS Conference has become a globally leading scientific CCS technology conference.
Since its inception in 2003, the Conference has developed to be an essential meeting place for over 400 CCS experts. The Conference typically has 150 oral presentations, five or six parallel sessions, over 100 posters and world leading keynote speakers.

Professor Roland Span wins the SINTEF and NTNU CCS award 2019

Professor Roland Span of Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, received the prestigious SINTEF and NTNU Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Award, honoring his extraordinary contributions and outstanding work in the field of carbon capture technologies. 


Nils A. Røkke, SINTEF, Roland Span, RUB and Johan Hustad NTNU Energy.

Professor Roland Span is recognized for his dedication and active commitment to CCS, especially international co-operation within the field of transport and thermophysical properties of CO2. He has worked tirelessly with lowering the costs and reducing the risks of large-scale deployment of CCS systems.

"Together, Professor Roland Span and his group, SINTEF and NTNU have produced unique data and knowledge for CO2 transport with impurities in national and international projects," says Nils R√łkke, Chairman of the Board of the European Energy Research Alliance and Executive Vice President of Sustainability for SINTEF Energy, one of Europe's largest independent research organisations.

The global CCS community nominated the candidates. The jury said that Professor Roland Span has excelled at all five criteria which were used to determine the winner. The SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award was based on the following criteria;

  • The candidate shall have played a key role in the contribution or achievement
  • The contribution of the candidate shall be of outstanding excellence and international acknowledgement according to the above areas
  • Exhibiting a high degree of creativity
  • Has promoted and increased the public understanding of CCS
  • Has fostered international cooperation within CCS.

As the winner of the 2019 award, Professor Roland Span, received a cheque of NOK 50,000 accompanied by a designed plaque and diploma, both of which were signed by the CEO of SINTEF and the Rector of NTNU. Professor Roland Span will be re-invited to TCCS-11 in 2020 to present the same award to the next winner. 



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