New BIGCCS PhD – Georg Baumgartner

Georg Baumgartner successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis with the project title “Flame Flashback in Premixed Hydrogen-Air Combustion Systems” on December 12, 2014, in Munich, Germany. He has experimentally investigated the flashback behavior of turbulent hydrogen-air flames using advanced optical measurement techniques. His studies involved various geometrical burner configurations and different operating conditions such that the Read More


BIGCCS – an important contribution to CCS realization

After six years of operation, BIGCCS has established a solid foothold as a leading research and innovation center in CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS). BIGCCS contributes in important arenas. The FME scheme has offered a unique opportunity to develop a platform for collaboration across disciplines and between industry players and research institutions, nationally and Read More


New BIGCCS PhD – Rafael Antonio Sanchez

Rafael Sanchez successfully defended his thesis «Modelling and simulation of reactive gas-solid flows in circulating fluidized bed reactors» on December 12, 2014. Rafael’s work has focused on mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of reactive gas-solid flows in CFB reactors. A one-dimensional model has been developed that represents a trade-off between accuracy and computational time. The Read More


BIGCCS Board Meeting

BIGCCS Board Meeting No 13 was held at Scandic Nidelven Hotel in Trondheim on November 27.  Focus of the meeting this time was operational status, planning of 2015, and discussions on continued activities after the FME period ends in 2016. Under the heading operational status, BIGCCS Director Ms. Mona Mølnvik reported on efforts to highlight Read More


TCCS-8 – Call for papers

The “Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage” will be staged for the 8th time on June 16 – 18, 2015, in Trondheim, Norway. The bi-annual event is since its start in 2003 established as a leading scientific CCS technology conferences. It is a pleasure to invite you to Trondheim and to submit an extended abstract for Read More


Sissel Grude new BIGCCS PhD

Sissel Grude defended her PhD degree on October 22. Under the project title «Geophysical monitoring of CO2 injection in saline aquifers», she has studied time-lapse seismic monitoring of pressure and saturation changes caused by CO2 injection in a saline aquifer. Field data from the Tubåen Formation at the Snøhvit field is used in the analysis. Read More


BIGCCS CO2 Storage Day – Viewing the bigger picture

Text and photos by Grethe Tangen. The BIGCCS CO2 Storage Day 2014 was organised in Trondheim September 22, gathering 32 representatives from BIGCCS partners taking particular interest in CO2 storage. By bringing together industry, Gassnova and researchers from BIGCCS the meeting aimed to discuss the results from on-going research and improve our understanding of what Read More


BIGCCS Capture Day 2014

By Partow Henriksen The BIGCCS Capture Day 2014 was held on November 4, at Gardermoen, Oslo Airport. Thirty-two participants joined the day, which among them were representatives from GDF Suez, Shell, Total, Statoil, Gassnova, NTNU and SINTEF. All tasks were represented by each task leader, key researchers and project leaders of awarded KPN projects. The Read More


Technical meeting in SP2 CO2 Transport

By Svend Tollak Munkejord On Monday 17 November, BIGCCS sub-programme 2 on CO2 Transport arranged a technical meeting to inform centre partners on the current status and progress. Representatives from industry and the Research Council of Norway called in. The BIGCCS coupled fluid structure model, which is developed to aid in the design and operation Read More