Network of CCS test centres launched 1st February, 2013 Nick Boyle
A network of test centres across the world, designed to speed up the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, is set for launch today, Business Green has reported.
Sites based in the US and Norway have formed a partnership with a group of high-profile companies – including E.ON, DOOSAN Power and ENEL. The seven-strong group of firms has an overall view of reducing the cost of CCS technology and lessening the technical, environmental and financial risks related to it.
It is also hoped that public confidence in CCS will be improved through the promotion of successful demonstration projects.
The IEA (International Energy Agency) has calculated that CCS could reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by almost one fifth, and has warned that trying to address the issue of climate change without the technology could be 70% more expensive.
Chief Executive of Gassnove and chairman of Technology Centre Mongstad, Tore Amundsen, commented: “Every day, in test centres around the world, we see advancements in CCS technology with new experiences, lessons and solutions being developed.
“However, this knowledge is often not shared because there has been no appropriate forum for doing so. This network will change that for the benefit of everyone.”