Gassnova has since 2014 worked closely with industry on what may become the first industrial-sized project for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe. We have prepared the basis for investment decision in the Norwegian Parliament in 2020.
The main purpose of the project is to demonstrate that capture and storage of CO2 is possible to do in a safe manner. The project contributes to the dissemination of knowledge and technology development in an international perspective.
“Gassnova, together with our partners, have prepared a large part of the basis for the government’s investment decision.”
Gassnova coordinates the different parts in the CCS chain, from capture to transport and storage. Gassnova follow up on the industrial projects for capture and storage of CO2 (CCS). Equinor and their partners Total and Shell are exploring how CO2 from industrial plants from both Norway and Europe can be stored deep below the seabed in the North Sea. The selected sites could potentially store carbon from multiple industry plants both in Norway and abroad.
Investment decision for Longship
December 14, the Norwegian Parliament made an investment decision for Longship, in line with the Government’s recommendation. The goal is that the feasibility of the projects can show that capture and storage of CO2 can be executed at large scale, and thus lower the barriers for future projects in other countries as well. Full-scale CCS could make a significant contribution to reducing emission from power production and industries – representing a significant part of the world’s CO2 emissions.
Longship CCS project
Read more about the Norwegian CCS project “Longship CCS”
Same thing, different names
Carbon capture and storage, CCS, carbon control and sequestration – these are all overlapping terms that have been used to describe much the same thing. Carbon capture, utilisation and storage or CCUS can also refer to the use of CO2 for example to enhance oil recovery. We can therefore distinguish between carbon capture and storage for climate purposes, where CO2 is stored permanently, and carbon capture and storage where CO2 is not permanently stored. Unless otherwise specified, the meaning of carbon capture and storage in Norway is in the context of climate efforts.