CLIMIT supports new CCS cluster project
CLIMIT has allocated NOK 4.6 million in support for further development of the project “Øra CCS cluster”. The project is based on a previous study funded by CLIMIT and project partners.
“CLIMIT is very pleased with the growing interest in CO2 capture among industrial companies and is pleased to be able to support with this exciting industry cluster initiative in Østfold, says .”Svein Bekken in Gassnova
In order to create a new profitable industry based on carbon capture, the costs must be reduced, a market established and good business models developed. The goal with the project is to lay a good foundation for establishing cost-effective small-scale capture, use and storage of CO2 from companies in Øra and in the region over the next 24 months.
CCS cluster at Øra is among the pioneers for establishing new industry based on the CO2 capture technology, an industry that has the potential to create many jobs in the years to come.
A total of 16 partners from i.e. process industry, waste-to-energy, logistics, energy, technology suppliers and academia are part of the project. Many of the key players in carbon capture participate with important local and regional companies.
Fortum Oslo Varme’s CCS project at Klemetsrud is one of the companies that continute with support and experience transfer in this project.
The project is owned by Borg CO2, a subsidiary of Borg Havn, but will be carried out in close cooperation with partners through an active steering group with assistance for project management from the Norwegian National Center for Circular Economy (NSSØ).