SINTEF Energy Research is an institute for applied research, dedicated to creating innovative energy solutions. We produce research-based systems and services that generate value for our clients, both in Norway and around the world. SINTEF Energy Research is part of the SINTEF Group, which is one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations. None of its owners receive any form of dividend, and profits are invested in scientific equipment, skills and expertise.
SINTEF Energy Research has been involved in projects related to CO2 capture and storage (CCS) projects since 2001. We are the current host of the Norwegian CCS Research Centre (NCCS), which encompasses relevant research and expertise across the CCS value chain. We have also coordinated and managed several Horizon-2020 projects, including CEMCAP (2015-2018), which aimed to create pathways for cement production with low to near-zero CO2 emissions. In close collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), SINTEF Energy Research has access to more than 12,000m2 of laboratories, including the SINTEF Energy Lab.
In addition, SINTEF Energy Research is also currently coordinating the Horizon 2020 project ACCSESS, which aims to demonstrate technologies, and produce tools and plans that enable widespread CCS deployment in Europe. We also play a leading role in the Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) and EERA Joint Programme on Carbon Capture and Storage (EERA JP CCS).
Furthermore, SINTEF Energy Research has decades of experience related to low-temperature gas processing (liquid natural gas – LNG, liquid hydrogen, liquid nitrogen, and liquid CO2). We also have extensive experience in benchmarking (referred to as “comparative techno-economic analysis” in CEMCAP) power processes for CO2 capture through the now concluded BIGCO2 project and the European Benchmarking Task Force (a collaboration between DECARBit, CAESAR and CESAR projects).