Dear Reader,

Welcome to the first issue of the NCCS newsletter!

NCCS is an industry driven research centre for fast-tracking CCS deployment. With four oil and gas companies, eight vendors, seven universities, six research institutes and seven associated partner organizations, the NCCS consortium is a world leading partnership.

We are so happy and proud to start sharing with you what NCCS is about. Our intention is to produce one newsletter issue per month with relevant information about NCCS on-goings, as well as activities relevant to the NCCS Centre. We hope to bring information that will be of interest to researchers and the general public – and those "in between". The newsletter is available to everyone interested, not only to NCCS partners and individuals – completely free of charge.

This first issue is widely disseminated, also to individuals not associated with the NCCS Consortium. Anyone should feel free to share the newsletter with colleagues and friends, and anyone can subscribe to the newsletter via If you do not wish to receive any future issues, just use the "unsubscribe" service in the bottom of the newsletter.

The current issue contains quite many items in the form of blogs, covering the period from December 2016 and up to now. You should not expect such a long newsletter each month!

Finally, I am happy to say that our research activities are already up to full speed. We plan 2017 as a "full year" of activities, and we cannot wait to tell you more about the actual work. You will start learning more in the next issue.

PS - Do not hesitate to give us feedback!

 Mona J. Mølnvik, Centre Director

TCCS-9: Two days of CCS research and innovation in 750 words

TCCS-9 is history! The conference held on June 12-14, 2017, drew 355 delegates from 24 countries, and had 125 oral presentations including 10 keynotes in five parallel sessions, and not at least more than 100 posters. Below follows a very brief summary of all the conference keynote lectures. Read more.

Research pays off and is vital to the fast implementation of full-scale CCS technologies

This presentation was given during Gassnova’s breakfast meeting on Tuesday 15 August during the Arendal Political and Business Forum. (Arendalsuka)

"We have had cross-party consensus on investment in CCS research in Norway for some years. It is vital that this continues. Read more.

Eight tons on the roof - watch the lifting on video

We are building a flow loop at Gløshaugen as part of the DeFACTO project. Read more and see the lift here.

Work-shop 21. June: NCCS deployment cases – measures for directing, aligning and communicating research in NCCS

On 21st June 2017, the NCCS Operation Center, task leaders and key researchers came together to discuss feedback from industry partners on the deployment cases and their further development. Read more.

First NCCS Board Meeting

The first NCCS Board meeting took place in Trondheim on April 27, 2017. Naturally, this meeting focused on "start-up" issues. Read more.

Toast to the Fighters of CCS

You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face. It's nothing against you to fall-down flat, but to lie there - that's a disgrace. The harder you're thrown down, why the higher you bounce; Be proud of your blackened eye! It isn't …Read more.

The winner of the SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award 2017 is...

Professor May-Britt Hägg of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has been given the SINTEF and NTNU CCS Award 2017. She received the award for her long-lasting research on membranes, including both development of membrane materials, and membrane separation processes with a focus on CO2 capture. Read more.

Ingvil Smines Tybring-Gjedde, State Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy opened the laboratory by burning off a chain as a part of the formal opening.

On Monday 12 June, Trondheim is making a name for itself as a new European research capital for climate change technology, now that NTNU and SINTEF have been jointly awarded coordinator status for the European CCS infrastructure project ECCSEL ERIC. Read more.


Secure, affordable, and clean energy is a key to achieving the UN's sustainable development goals – and indeed to human well-being. The development and cost reductions of photovoltaics, windmills, and batteries are astonishing, and hold the promise of a clean and renewable energy future. NTNU and SINTEF carry out world-class research in these areas – in addition to 100 years …Read more.

CO2 capture, transport and sequestration.

CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is an essential technology to mitigate climate change, as pointed out in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. To achieve this, large amounts of CO2 must be safely transported from the capture plants to the storage locations. Indeed, the amounts are comparable …Read more.

Open innovation in NCCS!

NCCS has a dedicated task on Innovation and Technology Transfer The purpose of this task is to follow up, promote, communicate and work with innovation in the centre across borders and companies. When different actors rely on each other and external cooperation to innovate, the structure is often called open innovation. Read more.

New method for CO2 capture tested in Trondheim

A new Norwegian technology for CO2 capture, Chemical looping combustion (CLC), is being tested in Trondheim. This method is cheaper and requires less energy than many other methods. Read more.

--- – The world doesn’t realise how much we need CO2 storage

As part of the most recent international climate accord, all nations committed themselves to a reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions. The cuts are intended to ensure that the global temperature will not rise by more than 2 degrees celsius by 2100. Read more.


Upcoming Events

NCCS Consortium Days 2017 will be held lunch-to-lunch at Clarion Hotel & Congress in Trondheim on November 28-29, 2017. For further information, contact: Jon Magne Johansen


NCCS Board Meeting No. 2 will be held at Clarion Hotel & Congress in Trondheim, 12:30-16:00 on November 29, 2017. For further information, contact: Jon Magne Johansen


NCCS Norwegian CCS Research Centre

Centre Director Mona J. Mølnvik

Centre Manager Amy Brunsvold

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NCCS is a Centre for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME). NCCS is a industry driven research centre for fast-tracking CCS deployment.