About the Programme
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 programme consists of two support schemes; CLIMIT R&D and CLIMIT Demo, run by the Research Council of Norway and Gassnova respectively. Gassnova is responsible for the programme.
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.
National and international collaboration
- CLIMIT wants to cooperate and coordinate its activities with other national initiatives, to the greatest extent possible:
- CLIMIT coordinates its activities with the work that takes place in “Research centres for environmentally friendly energy” (FME) with activities relating to carbon capture and storage (CCS)
- Insofar as possible, CLIMIT will use existing and planned new CCS infrastructure, such as ECCSEL, TCM or other infrastructure established through previous projects.
- CLIMIT is the Norwegian financing partner in the ACT call for proposals
- CLIMIT is the secretariat for Norwegian participation in Mission Innovation (Carbon Capture Challenge – CCUS)
- CLIMIT is the secretariat for the Norwegian-UK collaboration (.pdf) within CCS
- CLIMIT is the secretariat for the Norway-US collaboration within CCS
- CLIMIT participates in ZEP (Zero Emission Platform) focusing on CCS technology development
- CLIMIT participates in IEAGHG Executive Commitee
- CLIMIT participates in Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
- CLIMIT follows up the work in Implementation Working Group 9 (IWG9) SET PLAN under Carbon Capture
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.
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.
In total, CLIMIT Demo has co-financed approximately 370 development projects in CO2 capture, transport and storage, with a total support of approximately NOK 1.2 billion.
The two largest projects in CLIMIT Demo’s portfolio have been the development of Aker Solutions’ capture technology in the SOLVit program (2008 – 2015) with NOK 132 million in support and Norcem’s test center project (2013 – 2017) with NOK 66 million in support.