EERA CCS JP (www.eera-ccs.eu) was officially launched at the SET-Plan conference in Brussels in November 2010. As of February 2012 the joint programme has 39 members from the more than 12 countries. There are four Norwegian partners in EERA CCS JP: NIVA, SINTEF, IRIS and IFE. IFE got funding from CLIMIT for their participation last year.
The EERA CCS JP has two sub-programs: 1. CO2 Capture 2. CO2 storage.
SINTEF is mainly active in sub-programme 1 while IRIS and NIVA are actively involved in sub-program me 2.
The aim of the EERA CCS JP is to align European research efforts in order to achieve large scale deployment of CCS through
1. cost competitive and energy efficient CO2 capture methods and processes
2. confidence in storage technologies based on su bsurface knowledge and understanding.
All the Norwegian partners have been actively involved in the establishment of the JP and have contributed in the preparation of the first draft of the detailed Description of Work (DoW) for each of the two sub-progra ms. The CCS JP is now in the process of establishing a governance structure that in addition to the Steering Committee (all members), the Management Board (with 3 people) consists of a Programme and Priorities Task Force (PPTF) where we foresee active par ticipation from Norwegian partners. The Norwegian partners will have a strong involvement in the EERA CCS JP and promote Norwegian interests whenever relevant.
SINTEF, IRIS and NIVA seek funding for
*travel/accommodation for two Steering Committee meetin gs per year
*travel/accommodation for one focus workshop per year
*travel/accommodation for participation in the CCS JP task force (one meeting pr. year)
*review/update of JP material (define priorities, deliverable, activities, strategic direction and l ink to other EU forums)
*national coordination and dissemination
CLIMIT-Forskning, utvikling og demo av CO2-håndtering