Policy & Regulation

CCS thrown a lifeline after majors commit

Recent developments in CCS in Norway should be watched closely by the European power sector Recent developments in CCS in Norway should be watched closely by the European power sector.
By The Wildcat 6 October 2017 0 27869
A photo of Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. Norway’s CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. (Gassnova/Helge Hanson)

The disputed technology of carbon capture and storage (CCS) was thrown a lifeline this week after three majors said they would move ahead with a large-scale project in Norway. 

Total and Shell will join Statoil in developing a major CCS project to transport carbon dioxide using ships that could also store CO2 from other nations in the future.  

The project, which will capture CO2 from industrial plants in eastern Norway and store it under the North Sea seabed, will have an initial capacity of up to...