Kjell Bendiksen New Chairman of the CLIMIT Programme Board
Since the establishment of the programme board in 2008, CLIMIT has been developing a broad research, development and demonstration portfolio in the field of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). It is important to focus on and stimulate the continued maturing of promising CO2 capture technologies. – In addition, we have to make efforts to increase the international basis of our work aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming, Klaus Schöffel adds.
Dr. Bendiksen plays a significant role in Norwegian energy politics, and has a strong national and international reputation in his field. Mr. Bendiksen has a cand. real (master's) degree in nuclear physics and a PhD degree in fluid mechanics from the University of Oslo (UiO), where he also has held a position as adjunct professor in multiphase flow. Together with Mr. Dag Malnes, Dr. Bendiksen is the "father" of the OLGA model for transient simulation of oil-gas-water flow in pipelines, processing plants and networks. He has served on several international scientific committees, such as the European Commission's Advisory Group on Energy, and as Vice-Chairman of the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency Steering Committee. Dr. Kjell Bendiksen was the President of the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) from 1995 to 1 May 2010. Currently, he is Research Director at IFE and professor of energy technology at the Department of Physics, UiO.
- We are certainly going to benefit from Dr. Bendiksen's network and experience, Klaus Schöffel concludes.
Facts about the CLIMIT programme
The objective of the CLIMIT programme is to: accelerate the commercialisation of CCS by financial stimulation of research, development and demonstration.
The CLIMIT programme focuses on those priority areas in which Norway is qualified for making significant contributions. Thus, the programme will focus on:
- Providing long-term and broadly-based support to research and development within the scope of the programme’s priority areas.
- Contributing to piloting and demonstration of technology within the next 5 years. The first full-scale demonstration plants, which are to be built in 2015-20, will be based on this technology.
- Stimulating the development of new, “step change” technology that can be supported at pilot and demonstration scale after 2015.
- Contributing to the commercialisation of new, pioneering technology in the period after 2015-20.
For more information, please contact:
Klaus Schöffel, Vice-President Technology
Phone +47 913 42 329 |
Liv Lønne Dille, Manager Communications
Phone +47 481 14 088 |