Dear ACCSESS newsletter readers,

We hope you’ve had a lovely summer – and managed to stay cool! Europe has experienced unprecedented heat waves this year, with temperatures climbing as high as 40˚C in the UK, as clear a sign as any that we need to take urgent and quick action against climate change.

Autumn is going to be a busy time for the ACCSESS project – including hosting our very first open event in September (more information below) – and we’re looking forward to getting started! In the meantime however, here’s a short update on everything that’s happened in the summer.

Registration is open for the ACCSESS Open Oslo Event

Registration is now open for ACCSESS' first open event! Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities associated with curbing industrial CO2 emissions, and how they relate to climate adaptation and mitigation plans for European cities.

You do not need to have any prior knowledge of or plans for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) to attend. Participation is free of charge.

When: 22 September 2022, 09:00-17:15
Where: the Delegation of the European Union to Norway (Klingenberggaten 7A, 0101 Oslo) and online

You can find the official event page, including the registration link and programme information on the ACCSESS website:
We're also thrilled to announce that the event is now officially registered as a Sustainable Energy Day under the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).

Read the full story on the ACCSESS website

ACCSESS project pilot launched in Norway with Saipem's CO2 Solutions technology

The Hafslund Oslo Celsio mobile CO2 capture plant in Klemetsrud has been started up with CO2 Solutions technology provided by Saipem. This plant is the pilot of the ACCSESS project, a four-year Horizon 2020 project that aims to demonstrate technologies and produce tools and plans that aim to consolidate carbon dioxide capture and utilization or storage (CCUS) technologies. The pilot marks the first important milestone of the ACCSESS project.

“It’s really exciting that ACCSESS can start the pilot tests of this environmentally friendly capture technology after only a year,” said Project Coordinator Kristin Jordal from SINTEF Energy Research.

Read the full story on the ACCSESS website

Spotlight on ACCSESS at Arendalsuka

ACCSESS was at the forefront of Arendalsuka on Tuesday during a panel discussion focused on CCS as a solution to urban climate problems, hosted by ACCSESS partner Hafslund Oslo Celsio.

“This shows that this project has a “lead and learn” philosophy, and it shows that both what we’re doing in Norway – collaborations financed by the government and the Research Council of Norway (NFR) in large research centres that are open for new partners, where we’re paid by the government to develop new knowledge that we can share – and building new innovation and business opportunities for industry, which they can pick up and take to market together with us, are extremely important,” said NCCS Centre Director Mona Mølnvik.

Read the full story on the ACCSESS website

Financing secured for CCS at Klemetsrud waste-to-energy plant

Hafslund Oslo Celsio and the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy have signed a support agreement that will ensure the realisation of carbon capture and storage at the Klemetsrud waste-to-energy plant in Oslo.

Read the full story on the ACCSESS website

ACCSESS presented at RPB Colloquium 2022

On 30 June and 1 July, PROSPIN presented ACCSESS at the second interdisciplinary colloquium on rotating packed beds (RPBs) at TU Dortmund University in Germany.

Prospin's RPB absorber is due to travel to Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) later this year for a testing campaign with the goal of further increasing the speed of CO2 capture from industrial facilities.

Read the full story on the ACCSESS website

ACCSESS presented to German Green Party

Mona Mølnvik presenting to the German Green Party
On 3 August 2022, NCCS Centre Director Mona Mølnvik held a presentation for Ricarda Lang, one of the two leaders of Bündis 90/Die Grünen (the German Green Party), at the German Embassy in Oslo, Norway.

As part of her presentation, she described how ACCSESS will investigate alternative means of transporting CO2 than through pipelines.

Read the full story on the ACCSESS website

Meet the ACCSESS partners

Get to know more about the partners in the ACCSESS consortium, how they work with CCS, and how they are contributing to ACCSESS. You can read the latest “Meet the Partner” entries on the ACCSESS website:

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