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ELEGANCY: From Helmholtz-type Equations of State to Legal Conditions

ELEGANCY is an ACT (Accelerating CCS Technologies) project with Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK as participating countries, and even project partners from Belgium and Sweden. The project is not only about CCS, it also considers hydrogen as a CO2-free energy carrier in the future low-carbon economy.

ELEGANCY colleagues gathered in Trondheim, Norway.

From Helmholtz-type equations of state to legal conditions

To prepare for a day densely packed with work, the project participants gathered the evening before, charging their body and soul during a traditional Norwegian crab and prawn meal.

During the project meeting and in the breaks, there were many discussions. The presentations were given on diverse topics, ranging from Helmholtz-type equations of state to the legal conditions in Germany for CO2-transport pipelines. In addition, on the following 10th Trondheim CCS Conference, ELEGANCY researchers distinguished themselves with as many as six presentations and two posters.

ELEGANCY has already hosted its own public conference. The present meeting was for project partners, but next year, we intend to arrange another public event.

Photos of the talks

Robert de Kler (TNO)
Robert de Kler (TNO) gave an insight into the Dutch case study in ELEGANCY and its connection to the H-vision project, aiming at kick-starting the hydrogen economy in Rotterdam. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord
Daniel Benrath (RUB)
Daniel Benrath (Ruhr-University Bochum) discussed the legal constraints regarding CO2-transport pipelines in Germany. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord
Roland Span (RUB)
Roland Span (Ruhr-University Bochum) gave a lecture on accurate thermophysical models for fluid mixtures, and discussed cases where a high accuracy is necessary. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord.
Fabrice Devaux (Total)
Fabrice Devaux (Total) showed interest in hydrogen production with CCS and several related issues. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord.
Jonathan Schwieger (First Climate)
Jonathan Schwieger (First Climate) gave an overview of the ELEGANCY toolkit for business model selection and business case assessment. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord.


Catherine Banet (UiO)
Alice O'Brien (UiO)

Catherine Banet and Alice O’Brien (University of Oslo), explained how legal insight can reduce the risk of hydrogen-CCS projects. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord.

Niall MacDowell (ICL)
Nixon Sunny (ICL)
Diana Iruretagoyena (ICL)


Niall MacDowell, Nixon Sunny and Diana Iruretagoyena (Imperial College London) gave an overview of the ELEGANCY hydrogen-CCS chain tool and associated evaluation methodologies for integrated chains. The tool is being built in an open-source modelling framework and will be released for use beyond the project. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord

Cristina Antonini (ETHZ)
Cristina Antonini (ETH Zürich) presented an optimal design of an MDEA CO2 capture plant for low-carbon hydrogen production. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord.
Daniel Sutter (Climeworks)
Daniel Sutter (Climeworks) presented direct air capture as a way to enable negative CO2 emissions. Photo: Svend T. Munkejord.

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