Sharing CCS knowledge at the CLIMIT SUMMIT
Close to 250 researchers and industry stakeholders from 11 countries around the world gathered at the CLIMIT SUMMIT conference held on 7–9 February to share and exchange the latest knowledge on carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Sharing CCS knowledge
70 experts from across the industry spoke at the event ably moderated Kristin Halvorsen, Director of CICERO. In addition to programmed lectures, there were also well-received “speed dating” sessions during which stakeholders from different CCS backgrounds were given five minutes each to present their current work.
Over 400 people followed the streaming these two days and more than 500 have seen the footage afterwards.
“We must continue to support technological development, testing and pilot projects, as it will lead to cost reductions and pave the way for commercially attractive CCS projects at a later date,” said Terje Aasland, Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy.
Research and industry must work together
“CCS is vital to reducing CO2 emissions and ensuring a successful energy transition, but the current pace is too slow. The solution is to unite industrial stakeholders and researchers working across the entire CCS value chain behind a common goal,” said Rikard Kinn, a Project Manager with Aker Solutions.
“Large-scale deployment of CCS depends on comprehensive R&D. The CLIMIT programme will play a key role in this,” said Rune Volla of the Research Council of Norway.
Results from CLIMIT projects presented
Various CLIMIT projects were showcased under three different themes: “capture”, “transport and value chain” and “storage”. These included:
“This is the first test of CO2-capture in the ferroalloy industry as well as capture from two different sources simultaneously. That has never been done before and we are excited to see the final testing results in around six months’ time,” said Jan Gabor from Mo Industrial Park during the conference.
- Transport and value chain
“We have three elements we are looking into: 1) The prediction of CO2 flow behaviours in pipes. 2) Advancing state-of-the-art measurement technologies. 3) Documenting lessons learned and advances in design, monitoring and control of networks for CCS,” said Yessica Arellano from Macon CCS and SINTEF.
“When upscaling, we can’t just look at technology – we also need to look at regulatory and policy demands, as well as the broader picture for society as a whole. What are they expecting from this process?” said Guttorm Alendal, coordinator for the ACTOM project.</p>
Longship status update
The event also featured a status update from the Longship project, including the screening of three brief videos which are available to watch here:
“Project Longship will generate important and tangible knowledge that can be applied in future projects in the cement and waste-to-energy sector. The support agreements in place with the Norwegian government ensure that this transfer of knowledge actually happens,” said Roy Vardheim, CEO of Gassnova.
Inaugural CLIMIT Award
The CLIMIT Award is given to champions of CCS who have helped to achieve CLIMIT’s objectives over the years. The prize was awarded for the first time at CLIMIT SUMMIT 2023, which took place in Larvik 7–9 February. On this occasion, the prize was shared by two worthy winners: Ragnhild Rønneberg and Eva Halland.
Thank you for your participation!
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Larvik and to those of you who took part virtually!
The conference was organised by Gassnova in partnership with the Research Council of Norway.