Norway wants to be in front of carbon capture research and when the 3rd global Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Summit start of in Beijing September 22 Norway will be represented by three more or less official government bodies as well as independent researchers.
Gassnova, the Norwegian state enterprise for Carbon Capture and Storage, will be there. So will Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM), the world’s largest test centre for Carbon Capture technology, witch was inaugurated May this year with a price tag of one billion US$ and is mainly owned by the Norwegian stat trough Gassnova and Statoil, but also have other oil companies including Shell among their owners. Then the Norwegian Research council will be there and to top it all some independent researchers from Norway is expected to attend the summit.
From the inauguration of Technology Centre Mongstad May 2012
Besides participating in the two days summit, Innovation Norway arranges a workshop focusing on the opportunities for Chinese partners to cooperate with TCM.
United States, Norway, Canada and China are all involved in CCS projects, based on various technologies, primarily related to the use of ammonia and amine based absorbers. They all are on smaller demonstration scale, and several are now put on wait. China is the rising star in CCUS deployment, strengthening its investments and international cooperation; bilaterally but also through cooperation with partners such as EU and the Asian Development Bank.
China was among the partners introducing the U in CCS, emphasizing that utilization of captured CO2 as driver for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) might be an important way to reduce costs. 768 GW Coal Fired Capacity with CCS is now operating in China, and China is the 3rd (after US and EU) most active regions by the numbers of identified Large Scale Integrated Projects (LSIP) with 10 in total.