The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) contributes to coordinate a massive public research effort to develop more efficient and cheaper low carbon energy technologies. CCS JP is one of EERA's joint programs. The EERA JPs are aligned with the priorities for low carbon technologies defines in the SET-Plan. CCS JP involves over 31 members and eight associated members from more than 12 countries who have committed more than 270 person years/year to carry out joint R&D activities. Three of the Norwegian participants: IRIS, NIVA and IFE joint forces under this project in order to boost following activities in 2015-2017:
• Actively taking part in JP steering committee meetings; • Priorities participation in preparation of documents and projects under JP initiatives; • Participate in working groups; • Increase technology flow between EERA CCS JP and local CCS interest groups.
As of today (half way through the project) the partners participated in:
1. Joint press statement with CO2GeoNet, GCCSI and IEA GHG after international Scientific Conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" 2. Participation in joint CO2Geonet EERA workshops during Open Forum 2015 and 2016 3. IRIS participated in ECRIA proposal originated from EERA CCS JP 4. Partners participated in discussion and preparation of EERA joint SET plan action reply. 5. Partners participated in different meetings and discussions related to CCS like, for example, visit from University of Tokyo to NIVA and establishing of joint research network between UiS and IRIS with CCS as one of the topics.