Kick-off for the new centre: NCCS - Industry driven innovation for fast track CCS deployment

4th of November is the date for kick-off for the Paris Climate Agreement but also for a new Norwegian CCS research centre; NCCS - Industry driven innovation for fast track CCS deployment.

Kick-off for the Paris Climate Agreement and a new CCS research centre

With the new climate agreement which comes into effect on Friday 4 November, the world is committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions. All countries must create their own national plans for cutting emissions – and then report on their progress. The goal is to prevent the global temperature rising by more than 2 degrees by the year 2100.

4 November, the same day the climate agreement takes effect, marks the kick-off of NCCS/Norwegian CCS Research Centre - NCCS - Industry driven innovation for fast track CCS deployment. The research environment for carbon storage at the Department of Geosciences are involved in the new centre, among other partners. CCS stands for “carbon capture and storage”. Research into the capture and storage of CO2 may be a powerful weapon against climate change.

The centre has high ambitions. It will operate for eight years, with about 30 research and industrial partners and a budget of more than 50 million euro.

Other partners from University of Oslo are in addition to Department of Geosciences also Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law.

 

Published Nov. 2, 2016 4:00 PM - Last modified Nov. 2, 2016 6:45 PM