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Norway’s FEED decision may boost prospects of CCS

The Norwegian government has given the green light for a study on a full-scale CCS project, bolstering the prospects of the much-vaunted technology The Norwegian government has given the green light for a study on a full-scale CCS project, bolstering the prospects of the much-vaunted technology.
By Peter Stewart 17 May 2018 0 30895
The CCS research centre in Mongstad, Norway Norway’s CCS research centre at Mongstad. (TCM)

Norway’s decision to proceed with a FEED study for a full-scale demonstration carbon-capture-and-storage (CCS) project could boost the prospects of the embattled technology, which has struggled to achieve the scale needed to make a meaningful contribution to decarbonisation in Europe.

On Tuesday, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy presented its assessment of the CCS projects proposed in Norway. The country has been studying the potential of CCS for years, but the results so far have been mixed. 

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