Trio working together to drive forward CCUS technology

DNV GL, SINTEF and Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to find new ways to accelerate the adoption of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology in emissions-heavy industries.

In a statement issued today (7 October), DNV GL said that ‘CCS is the only currently available technology to deeply decarbonise hydrocarbon use’ – and consequently ‘scaling the technology will be critical to a range of industry sectors’ ability to align with national and international climate targets’.

As previously reported by, on 21 September the Norwegian Government announced its decision to provide 13.8-16.8 billion NOK funding to support the realisation of the Norwegian Longship CCS project. DNV GL said noted that this project includes ‘many first-of-a-kind elements, including capture of CO2 emissions from the cement industry, transport of CO2 by ship, and temporary storage of CO2 prior to pipeline transportation and storage’.

DNV GL said that the aim of the new MoU is to assist technologies and projects ‘move more rapidly from demonstration to commercial deployment’. TCM will provide the capability to facilitate large scale testing and verification of CO2 capture technology, while DNV GL and SINTEF can ‘provide confidence to technology developers and stakeholders by guiding and supporting processes to qualify CO2 capture technology, and providing verification of assets, infrastructure and storage sites’. 

Liv A. Hovem, CEO, DNV GL – Oil & Gas, commented: ‘There is a significant need to accelerate efforts to scale CCS technology to allow the world to move toward its net-zero targets with greater confidence. Our partnership with TCM and SINTEF will allow us to work closely together to accelerate the deployment of CCS as a critical technology to deliver on nationally and internationally agreed climate targets.’

Alexandra Bech Gjørv, President and CEO SINTEF, added: ‘We are finally at a moment in time where CCS is being recognised as a key driver for sustainable growth, and we must succeed on the global scale quickly, according to both the IPCC, the European Commission among many others. This partnership will build on a deep knowledge-base, which SINTEF has actively contributed to for more than three decades, enabling a fast track to full scale and global use of CCS.’

The upcoming October/November issue of the Bunkerspot magazine will include an article on the use of CCUS technology in the maritime industry.

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor