CLIMIT supports the CCS technologies of the future

  Updated: 1 January 2017
CLIMIT is a programme for research, development and demonstration of CCS technologies. The programme is carried out in cooperation between the Research Council of Norway and Gassnova.
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The programme provides financial support for research, development, pilots and demonstration of CCS technologies.

There is broad political agreement that Norway should commit to CCS. Internationally competitive technologies and expert communities have been developed through this commitment. The fiscal budget for 2014 includes allocations of NOK 200 million to the CLIMIT programme.

CLIMIT has supported development of CCS technology in Norway for more than ten years. The knowledge and solutions created during this time have laid the technological foundation for work on CO2 full-scale projects in Norway. CLIMIT has also made significant contributions to CCS development outside Norway's borders.

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, gives an important mandate to decision-makers in our society. In the same vein, this Programme Plan gives a mandate to the players in the Norwegian CCS community. Over the next five years, the Programme Board will allocate around
NOK 1 billion to CCS technology development. The Programme Board is responsible for ensuring these funds are allocated in a manner that will help achieve the objectives in the Paris Agreement.

The CLIMIT Programme Plan for 2017-2022

The Pramme plan is focussed on targeting future CCS activities and the opportunities that may be created through international application of this technology. The achieved results must be relevant in both the short and long term, and must be useful in a range of sectors and beyond our own borders. The programme plan describes how the programme is organised, as well as what is expected of applicants that are awarded support from the programme.

CLIMIT is a programme for research, development and demonstration of carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS). The programme is carried out in cooperation between the Research Council of Norway, which handles CLIMIT R&D, and Gassnova, which handles CLIMIT Demo. The programme has a joint secretariat and Programme Board.

Gassnova SF and the Research Council of Norway collaborate on the programme which grants in excess of NOK 200 million per year to the best CCS projects.