ACCSESS presented at kick-off event for new carbon dioxide removal project

On 22 June 2022, ACCSESS Project Coordinator Kristin Jordal presented ACCSESS as part of a presentation on carbon dioxide removal (CDR) at the kick-off event for the project “The Norwegian Continental Shelf: A Driver for Climate-Positive Norway” (NCS C+).

According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), CDR is essential to our ability to limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5˚C. Therefore, we’re always happy to hear about other projects that aim to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

Much like ACCSESS, NCS C+ is a project for CDR. However, its focus is on four particular climate-positive technologies with a potential to capture and remove CO2 and also methane (CH4) on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. These four technologies are:

  1. Converting algae and/or waste bio-resources into hydrogen and/or heat with carbon capture and storage (CCS),
  2. Removing CO2 from seawater,
  3. Removing CO2 from the air (often referred to as DAC), and
  4. Removing CH4 from air.

In doing so, NCS C+ hopes to advance the pace of the green transition and change to a net-zero economy, as well as shift the existing atmospheric greenhouse gas levels.

These technologies are less mature than the ones investigated in ACCSESS, and are therefore complementary to the ACCSESS technology portfolio in relation to the demonstration of CO2 capture and use at Technology Readiness Level 7 (TRL7).

The NCS C+ project is associated with the Green Platform project “Carbon Links” (LINCCS), led by Aker Solutions and funded by the Research Council of Norway, Innovation Norway and Siva. LINCCS aims to be a key driver of the green transition by uniting industrial actors across the CCS value chain working on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

“LINCCS has a similar budget as ACCSESS, and will, like ACCSESS, end in spring 2025,” noted Kristin. “So I think we can expect a lot of interesting results in the field of CCS and CDR to be released at the same time.”

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