Category: CCS

#Ocean CCS

Four key lessons for socio-political acceptance of negative emissions technologies

Developing new technologies is a vital activity in our ability to combat climate change, and understanding how new technologies will operate in society is an important element of such technological development. In NCS C+, we investigated the socio-political acceptance of the four negative emissions technologies that are being examined by the project, and we identified four key lessons.

#Energy CCS

Studying Salt Structures in Australia to Enable CO₂ Storage in Norway

Siân Evans is a postdoc with the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS) at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Oslo. In September 2023, she travelled to South Australia through the NCCS Mobility Programme to study exposed onshore salt structures as part of the effort to enable long-term subsurface CO₂ storage.

Landscapes of Northern Patagonia, Rio Negro and Neuquén
#Energy #Industry CCS

As above, so below: studying above-ground rock masses to better understand underground fractures

In 2023, Senior Research Scientist Pierre Cerasi (SINTEF Industry) spent a month in Argentina, at the invitation of the Y-TEC Research Centre. The aim of the stay was to study above-ground rock masses as a way of exploring how fractures form and spread underground. An improved understanding of fracture networks can result in an improved selection of CO2 storage locations and contribute to mitigating leakage risk.

Climate-positive solutions
#Energy #Ocean CCS

COP28: Why we need carbon dioxide removal

Drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions won’t be enough to achieve the goals in the Paris agreement and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. We will also need to remove excess greenhouse gases, in particular CO2, from the atmosphere and oceans. This is known as “carbon dioxide removal” (CDR).