Carbon capture and storage - CCS
The Norwegian government accords great importance to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The main goal of its CCS policy is to identify measures that can contribute to technology development and cost reductions.
The Norwegian government has developed a strategy for CCS, which aims at identifying measures to promote technology development and to reduce the costs of CCS. The strategy includes the ambition to realise at least one full-scale facility for CCS by 2020.
CLIMIT is a national programme for research, development and demonstration of technologies for capture, transport and storage of CO2 from fossil-based power production and industry.
Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) is the world's largest facility for testing and development of carbon capture technologies. TCM contributes to global efforts to combat climate change, and is a key part of Norway's CCS policies.
On 4 July 2016, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy presented the feasibility study report on full-scale carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) in Norway. The studies show that realising a full-scale CCS chain in Norway by 2022 is possible and at lower costs than for projects considered in Norway earlier.