Within the time frame and the monetary constraints of this project, SINTEF will execute the techno-strategic leadership of the EERA CCS JP and ETIP ZEP. Through strong Norwegian presence and leadership of the Joint Programme, Norwegian research priorities in the strategic work in EERA CCS JP and ETIP ZEP related to the SET plan will be promoted and preserved.
Emphasis will be on CCS technology, especially techniques and innovation aimed to improve the overall efficiency and levelling off costs (and investments) and to improve critical components of the CCS chain.
Following the Mission Innovation workshop on CCUS in Houston, US, ultimo September 2017, there is a clear indication that the global Mission Innovation initiative will need to be aligned with the SET Plan Implementation Plan (IP) on CCUS. The same goes for the next phase of ERA-NET ACT.
As a support of the work of Bysveen and Røkke in the EERA JP CCS and ETIP ZEP fora, the proposal also proposes to include outreach work on information and active dialogue with Norwegian partners, such as through FME NCCS, CLIMIT and the TCCS conference.
Follow up on activities of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECHA) CEO Roundtables, production topic. Ensure balance of discussions on clean H2 from various sources including reforming of natural gas to H2 with CCS.
In addition to these leading, strategic roles taking leading and active roles in the development of reports initiated by ETIP ZEP (such as Network Technology) and/or EERA JP CCS provides a unique opportunity to spread Norwegian knowledge about CCS technologies and their future research needs, and thus influence the contents of future EU Research and Innovation calls.