Gassnova facilitates the development of technology and solutions that can ensure cost efficient and progressive solution for the capture and storage of CO2.
Gassnova was established by the Norwegian authorities in 2005 to further the development of technologies and knowledge related to carbon capture and storage (CCS) and, in addition to this, serve as the adviser to the government on this issue. Gassnova is tasked with administrating the research and financing program, CLIMIT, and with ensuring the testing and developing of CCS technologies at the Technology Center Mongstad (TCM). Both CLIMIT and TCM are central elements in the work to realize Europe’s first industrial-scale project for carbon capture and storage, now named Longship CCS.
“CCS will make it possible to create growth and prosperity from industry and power production without the emissions leading to global warming.”
Coordinating Longship CCS
Gassnova has coordinated the studies at the emission sites of Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik owned by Heidelberg Cement as well as at the Fortum Oslo Varme’s (FOV) energy recovery plant in Oslo. Longship CCS will demonstrate that the technology is functional for larger industrial plants and can set a new standard for the future’s industrial projects. Gassnova has evaluated the potential gains and prepared a decision basis for the government which recently delivered a proposal on financing of the CCS demo project. On 14 December, the Norwegian Parliament decided to support the development of Longship in line with the Government’s recommendation.