What you need to know about carbon capture and storage

Why is there so much talk about carbon capture and storage? And what’s the deal with CCS?


Aasland opened CCUS Forum 2022

This year’s CCUS Forum is being held in Oslo.


New exploration licence granted under the Storage Regulations in the North Sea

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy granted an exploration licence under the Storage Regulations in the North Sea to Wintershall Dea Norge AS and CapeOmega AS.


The World Bank; carbon emission prices rised globally in 2021

Ambitious climate policies and economic factors led to increased carbon prices in 2021.


CCS Environmental Analysis, May

On a monthly basis, Gassnova prepares an analysis of important CCS international market trends, and what drives innovation in our focus areas. Here is the analysis for May.


Pipeline from Germany to Norway in the works

Equinor and Wintershall Dea are teaming up to build a pipeline that will carry CO2 from Germany to Norway.


The Netherlands; CCU unites waste and food

OCAP and GIDARA Energy have received funding to convert household waste to green methanol and CO2.


HeildelbergCement; ambitious 2030 climate goals

HeidelbergCement’s climate goals greatly exceed the taxonomy’s requirements


EU sets the rules for green hydrogen and energy independence

Total investments under REPowerEU will increase, but will see savings from cuts to energy imports from Russia.


Klemetsrud carbon capture agreement signed

Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland today signed the funding deal securing the realisation of carbon capture operations at Hafslund Oslo Celsio’s waste incineration plant at Klemetsrud in Oslo.


CCS Environmental Analysis, April

On a monthly basis, Gassnova prepares an analysis of important CCS international market trends, and what drives innovation in our focus areas. Here is the analysis for April.


Canada; tax credits for CCUS and DACCS up to 2030

The Trudeau government has put forward a fiscal plan to support investment in CCUS and DACCS projects.


HeidelbergCement: Scales up LEILAC technology

The investment costs for LEILAC are significantly lower compared to amine-based processes.


Bloomberg; Europe’s net zero emissions goal requires significant investment

Rapid phasing out of fossil fuel-based energy and large investments are needed to achieve this goal.


EU; 100 cities to be climate-neutral by 2030

Trondheim, Oslo and Stavanger will share knowledge and experience with cities with the same climate ambitions.


Large companies establish CDR funding scheme

The fund will support scale-up of carbon negative solutions.


IEA and IPCC; DACCS is increasingly important for climate goals

IEA and IPCC believe that DACCS needs to be scaled up in order to achieve climate goals by 2050.


One step closer to a carbon capture plant in Sweden

HeidelbergCement subsidiary Cementa has presented the results from a pilot study for a CCS plant in Slite, Sweden.


The Netherlands; new government increases climate efforts

SDE++ subsidy programme has been strengthened by 13 billion euros.


Germany; war creating increased uncertainty

Uncertainty about future gas deliveries from Russia is having knock-on effects on blue hydrogen in Germany.


Europe; Court proceedings on climate cases

The environmental organisation ClientEarth is suing for breaches of the UK Companies Act.


Revised state budget; proposal to guarantee carbon capture at Klemetsrud

As part of its revised state budget, the government is proposing to guarantee funding for the carbon capture facility at Klemetsrud in Oslo.


Occidental enters into net-zero oil contract

Occidental Petroleum’s contract with a Korean refinery will see them offset the buyer’s carbon emissions by storing atmospheric CO2 with a DACCS facility.


IPCC: En route for 3.2°C temperature increase with current policies

Global emissions must be halved by 2030 to realistically meet 1.5°C target.


CCS Environmental Analysis, March

On a monthly basis, Gassnova prepares an analysis of important CCS international market trends, and what drives innovation in our focus areas. Here is the analysis for March.


The USA: 9.5 billion dollars for clean hydrogen

The US Department of Energy presents proposals for a comprehensive hydrogen strategy.


The EU: the fight against “greenwashing” intensifies

In February, the European Securities and Markets Authority presented their roadmap to fight greenwashing.


China: the IKEA of the energy transition

Analysis shows that Chinese manufacturers account for 70% of the global market for solar cells and 50% for wind turbines.


The crisis in Ukraine: New supply chain disruption on the horizon

Just as people breathed a sigh of relief at the gradually improving pandemic, the international community was hit with a new crisis.


CCS Environmental Analysis, February

On a monthly basis, Gassnova prepares an analysis of important CCS international market trends, and what drives innovation in our focus areas. Here is the analysis for February.


IPCC: Climate change adaptation is vital

The IPCC report presents analysis of significant climate risks that could affect society.


Denmark with money for CCS

Before Christmas, the Danish government gained a majority in the Folketing to support the development of a CCS market, effective from 2025.


DoE is criticized for poor financial management of CCS projects

The US Government Accountability Office has investigated the Department of Energy's allocations and follow-up of nine major CCS demonstration projects.


WEF Report; increased social inequality and a disorderly approach to climate challenges

The World Economic Forum report focuses on growing social inequalities as well as climate and environmental conditions. Different handling of the pandemic creates greater tensions within and across national borders.


Energy prices, CO₂ emissions and allowance prices are rising, but for how long?

This winter's high energy prices in Europe have led to challenges in various industries, and created a general price pressure in the economy that is worrying.


Germany must shift significantly to meet climate targets

The German report states that the country has lost momentum in development. The average reduction of greenhouse gases must be significantly increased.


Trouble for natural gas and nuclear energy: Disputes over the EU taxonomy

The European Commission recently presented its long-awaited regulatory proposal as to how natural gas and nuclear energy should be treated in the EU taxonomy for sustainable finance activities.


CCS Environmental Analysis, January

On a monthly basis, Gassnova prepares an analysis of important CCS international market trends, and what drives innovation in our focus areas. Here is the analysis for January.


TCM celebrates its 10th anniversary

It has been ten years since the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) was opened in May 2012. The world’s largest and most flexible center for testing and verfication of carbon capture technologies, has been of crucial importance for the planning and r...


Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR); From distraction to prerequisite for achieving climate goals

Those who have been following the international debate over CCS in the last few years will probably have noticed the clear-cut fronts between the different camps for CCS, CCU and CDR.


Muhammad Ismail Shah new Managing Director of TCM

Muhammad Ismail Shah (41) has been appointed new Managing Director of Technology Centre Mongstad DA (TCM). Shah joined the company in 2016. He has for the past two years been Technical Manager and a member of the management team.


The value of CCS will fall with increasing competition from renewable energy

An analysis carried out by Imperial College and published in a scientific paper in November concludes that the societal value of CCS will fall in the future due to increasing competition from renewable energy.


IEA cautiously optimistic about the development of CCS

In November, the IEA’s Head of CCUS provided some general reflections as to why CCS has largely failed to be seen as an important climate initiative in the past, and what will be important for it going forward. The IEA outlines three im...


The EU’s hydrogen strategy - €2 billion for the EU Clean Hydrogen Partnership

At the end of November, the President of the European Commission announced a new initiative to foster research and innovation in hydrogen through a public-private partnership with both parties providing €1 billion each.


The EU Innovation Fund: €1 billion invested across seven projects

After almost eighteen months of competition and 311 submissions with €1 billion up for grabs, seven projects emerged victorious in November. This was the first of several announcements from the Innovation Fund up to 2030 – expected to add up to €2...


COP26: Where do we go from here and what might this mean for the EU’s climate efforts?

Many have expressed disappointment with the results of COP26, among them UN Secretary-General Guterres. He believes that it is time to go ‘into emergency mode’ over the climate crisis.