2050 is now less than 27 years away – when the world has set a goal for becoming climate neutral. Capturing and storing gigatons of CO2 annually is a crucial part of achieving this goal – but to do that, we need more open innovation. We need to collaborate and share knowledge, even if we are competitors. We might have the money, but we do not have the time to fail.
CO₂ capture, transport and storage (CCS) systems are an important part of our toolbox for mitigating climate change. However, increased R&D efforts are needed to facilitate an efficient and safe scaling up of CCS to the level needed to mitigate climate change. In his keynote speech at TCCS-12, SINTEF Chief Scientist Svend Tollak Munkejord discussed why both experiments and models are a necessary part of this effort.
Vanja Buvik (SINTEF Industry) initially joined NCCS in 2017 as one of the Centre’s first PhD students. She is now Task 2 lead.
From 19-21 June, the global CCS community gathered in Trondheim for the twelfth Trondheim CCS conference (TCCS-12). This was a record-breaking conference for TCCS in many ways, with the largest number of participants attended, nationalities represented, and abstracts submitted. While the conference included topics from the entire CCS value chain, the main messages conveyed were the necessity of international collaboration, increased R&D activity, and strong government policies.
CO₂ capture and storage (CCS) is a promising solution for reducing CO₂ emissions and mitigating climate change. However, before CCS can be widely deployed, a large network of high-pressure transport pipelines must be established to transport the captured CO₂ to storage sites. An essential aspect of pipeline design is avoid running ductile fracture (RDF), which is when a pipeline defect develops into a fracture under pressure forces from the escaping fluid.
In order to limit the impact of global warming, we urgently need to reduce our CO2 emissions. Technology for capturing CO2 at a large scale…