COP21: What’s up in Paris?

Nils A. Røkke, SINTEF Executive Vice President Sustainability, is present at the COP21 in Paris. Tuesday, December 8, he participated in a side-event to COP21 where he disclosed the NORDICCS Roadmap for CCS, the ideas about hydrogen from natural gas as a long term solution for Norwegian gas exports and the storage potential. The research he presented Read More


Research visit to enable CO2 capture from coal power plant using membranes

By Simon Roussanaly Electricity generation from coal represents 41 and 30 percent of the world and European electricity generation, respectively. In this perspective, CCS is considered a promising measure in reducing CO2 emissions and negative climate impact from power generation. As part of the BIGGCS FME Centre, promising technologies for CO2 capture such as membranes Read More


EU Parliament Hearing and GATEWAY Kick-off

By Elisabeth Tanami Vågenes, SINTEF Energy Research Thursday 12 November, 2015, was an important and encouraging day for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Europe. The day started with a high-level hearing titled «Towards a global CCS breakthrough: Lessons from abroad & a plan for the EU”, took place in the European parliament. Around 120 Read More


Enabling CO2 capture from coal power plant using membranes

Bloggers: Simon Roussanaly and Rahul Anantharaman Electricity generation from coal represents respectively 41 and 30% of the world and European electricity generation. In this perspective, CCS is considered to be a promising way to reduce CO2 emissions from power production and therefore decrease the climate impact of power generation across the world. Promising technologies for CO2 Read More


Climate neutral oil – fact or fiction?

by Grethe Tangen, SINTEF Petroleum According to Chief Scientist Erik Lindeberg at the TCCS-8 it is possible to produce oil with a climate neutral carbon footprint. Together with colleagues at SINTEF Petroleum Research, Lindeberg has conducted a study commissioned by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. The goal was to estimate CO2 storage capacity in suitable oil Read More