The CLIMIT Programme is Norway’s national programme for research, development and demonstration of CO2 capture and storage technology (CCS).
CLIMIT’s primary objective is to contribute to the development of technology and solutions for CCS by providing financial support to projects that will:
- Develop knowledge, expertise, technology and solutions that can contribute towards cost reductions and international deployment of CCS.
- Leverage national advantages and develop new technology and service concepts with commercial and international potential.
“CLIMIT’s primary objective is to contribute to the development of technology and solutions for CCS by providing financial support to projects”
The Research Council of Norway and Gassnova
The programme consists of two support schemes; CLIMIT R&D and CLIMIT Demo, run by the Research Council of Norway and Gassnova respectively. Gassnova has the overall coordination responsibility and heads the program secretariat.
The programme is directed towards companies, research institutes and academia. Collaboration with international partners is encouraged.
CLIMIT aims for a balanced project portfolio and supports technology projects spanning from basic research to demonstration in the final stage before commercial launch.
The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy established CLIMIT in 2005 to support the development of CCS technology for gas power plants. The scheme was expanded in 2008 to include power generation based on all fossil fuels and in 2010 industrial emissions were included. From 2021, the scheme includes support for all possible CO2 sources.
Significant technology development has taken place through projects financed by the CLIMIT program, and considerable expertise has been built up in Norway, both in the research environment and among the industrial partners.