Gassnova will promote technology development, competence building and cost-effective CCS solutions.
Gassnova was established by Norwegian authorities to promote technology development and competence building around CCS, in addition to being the Norwegian government’s closest adviser in this field.
Gassnova manages research and funding schemes through the CLIMIT programme and provides testing and demonstration of CCS technology at the Technology Centre at Mongstad (TCM). Both CLIMIT and TCM are key to realising Longship, the first industrial CCS project in Europe.
Coordinating Longship CCS
Gassnova has coordinated the efforts of CCS demonstration facilities at the Hafslund Oslo Celsio at Klemetsrud and at Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik. Longship will demonstrate that the technology works for large industrial facilities and will set a new standard for future industrial production. Gassnova has evaluated the potential for benefit realisation and has sent recommendations to the government, which, on 21 September 2020, presented its proposal for the future financing of Longship. On 14 December 2020, the Storting reached a decision on supporting the expansion of Longship in line with the government’s recommendations.