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CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM DA)

The technology centre at Mongstad is unique in the world as regards testing and development of CSS technologies.

Energispillet (the Energy Game)

A game for everyone who wants to know more about the consequences of using different types of energy sources. Energispillet is a simulator strategy game aimed primarily at upper secondary school students, but it is equally relevant for lower secondary school students.

The CLIMIT programme

CLIMIT is the national programme for research, development, piloting and demonstration of CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies for power generation and other industrial sources.



European Research Laboratory on CO2 geological storage formed by a network of public scientific institutes working continuously to mitigate climate change


European Academies Science Advisory Council, an EU cooperative body which provides scientific advice to EU politicians


Laboratory infrastructure for European CCS. A consortium of selected Centres of Excellence on CCS.


European Energy Research Alliance, 15 leading European energy research institutes cooperate to accelerate the development of technology for a low-carbon Europe.

European Commission, Climate action

The EU's CCS efforts, coordinated by the Climate Commissioner.


CORDIS is the Community Research and Development Information Service. It is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense.

The European Commission, Research & Innovation

The EU has supported research, development and demonstration of clean coal and CCS technologies for almost 20 years. Under the current 7th Framework Programme CCS is a priority.

ZEP Technology Platform

The European Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants (ZEP) is a unique coalition of stakeholders united in their support for CCS  as a key technology for combating climate change. ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS.



Christian Michelsen Research's technology environment traces its roots back to 1930, as part of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI). CMI was established to provide free and independent research.

Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)

IFE is an international research foundation for energy and nuclear technology. The Institute strives for a more climate friendly energy system based on renewable and CO2-free energy sources.

The Research Council of Norway

The Research Council of Norway is the Norwegian state's research policy advisory body, and finances research and establishes venues.

The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF

The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF (GTS) was established in 2003 and is the largest centre for gas technology research and education in Norway.


SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. SINTEF creates value through knowledge generation, research and innovation, and develops technological solutions that are adapted for practical use.

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has the main responsibility for higher technology-related education in Norway. In addition to technology and natural sciences, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology offers a wide range of social, humanities, science, medicine, education, architecture and art subjects.


Tel-Tek is a national independent and assignment-based R&D institute focusing on energy-efficient production processes and low emissions.

The University of Bergen (UiB) 

The University of Bergen is Norway's second largest university. It is organised in six faculties and about 40 departments and subject centres.

The University of Oslo (UiO)

The University of Oslo is Norway's largest university, with 27 000 students and 7 000 employees.

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)  

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research, located in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen at 78°N. UNIS offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology.

International agreements

London convention and Protocol

Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter. The convention was developed through the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

OSPAR Convention

The convention is the legal instrument for the protection of the marine environment in the Northeast Atlantic. A cooperation between 15 countries in the Northeast Atlantic.


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The international agreement concerning cooperation to respond to the climate challenge. There are 195 partners in UNFCCC, which has a secretariat leading the work to develop international agreementss


Cicero - Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo

The Norwegian government established CICERO by royal decree in 1990. CICERO is an independent research center associated with the University of Oslo. CICERO conducts research on and provides information and expert advice about national and international issues related to climate change and climate policy.

IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. In the same year, the UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC.

Government agencies

The Norwegian Environment Agency  

The Norwegian Environment Agency is a directorate under the Ministry of the Environment with about 700 employees.  The main tasks of the Norwegian Environment Agency are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, manage Norwegian nature and prevent pollution.

The Norwegian Environment Agency plays a key role in nature conservation, reducing pollution, and shaping Norwegian environmental policy.

Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)

NGU shall actively contribute to ensuring that geoscientific knowledge is utilised for the effective and sustainable management of the nation's natural resources and environment. NGU's expertise can also be used in development aid projects.

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate

The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is a directorate under the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy established in 1921, and is responsible for managing Norway's water and energy resources.

NVE's mandate is to ensure an integrated and sustainable management of the country's water resources, promote efficient energy markets and cost-effective energy systems and contribute to efficient energy use.

The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

The principal responsibility of the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy is to achieve a coordinated and integrated energy policy. A primary objective is to ensure high value creation through efficient and environment-friendly management of Norway's energy resources.

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) is a governmental specialist directorate and administrative body was established in 1972. The paramount objective of the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is to contribute to creating the greatest possible values for society from the oil and gas activities by means of prudent resource management based on safety, emergency preparedness and safeguarding of the external environment.


The Petroleum Safety Authority is a government supervisory agency responsible for safety, preparedness and working environment in the petroleum activities.

Government agencies - international


The Department of Industry and Science

The Australian Government is committed to the provision of adequate, reliable and affordable energy to meet future energy consumption needs and to underpin strong economic growth, consistent with the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable development.


Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to promote the responsible development and use of Canada's natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada's natural resource products. It is an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and uses its expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base for its landmass.

The United Kingdom

The Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and to promote international action to mitigate climate change.

The Netherlands

The Ministry of Economic Affairs

The Ministry promotes the Netherlands as a country of enterprise with a strong international competitive position and an eye for sustainability. It is committed to creating an excellent entrepreneurial business climate, by creating the right conditions and giving entrepreneurs room to innovate and grow.


ECN is the largest energy research institute in the Netherlands. With a staff of around 500, it is active in projects both at home and abroad, in joint efforts with the industry, government authorities and research institutes. ECN's research has a major influence on day-to-day life. In this, we perform an important function for the society of today and the future.

South Africa

The Department of Energy

The Department of Energy is responsible for ensuring exploration, development, processing, utilisation and management of South Africa's mineral and energy resources. As the country's economy continues to grow, energy is increasingly becoming a key focus.


DOE - Department of Energy

Ensuring that we can continue to rely on clean, affordable energy from our traditional fuel resources is the primary mission of DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

NETL and its Regional University Alliance partners develop technologies for improved components and an improved manufacturing process for rechargeable magnesium batteries in order to address large-scale electrical supply and demand.

International cooperation

International Energy Agency (IEA)

The IEA is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. The IEA's four main areas of focus are: energy security, economic development, environmental awareness, and engagement worldwide.

IEA Clean Coal Centre

Established in 1975, the IEA Clean Coal Centre is a major provider of impartial information, analysis and research on all aspects of coal. A team of experienced professionals gather, analyse  and distribute information and knowledge on the efficient and clean use of coal.

IEA Greenhouse R&D Programme

IEAGHG funds research into carbon capture and storage (CCS), also known as CO2 capture and storage, or carbon sequestration. IEAGHG's work focuses on technologies that can reduce our carbon emissions, and mitigate climate change and global warming.

CO2 Capture Project (CCP)

The CO2 Capture Project (CCP) is a partnership of the world's leading energy companies, working with academic institutions and government organisations to research and develop technologies to help make CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS) a practical reality for reducing global CO2 emissions and tackling climate change.

Global CCS Institute

The Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute is an independent, not-for-profit company registered under the (Australian) Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The Institute accelerates the development, demonstration and deployment of CCS globally through our knowledge sharing activities, fact-based influential advice and advocacy, and work to create favourable conditions to implement CCS.

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)

The Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) is a Ministerial-level international climate change initiative that is focused on the development of improved cost-effective technologies for the separation and capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) for transport and long-term safe storage.  The mission of the CSLF is to facilitate the development and use of such technologies via collaborative efforts that address key technical, economic, and environmental obstacles.

Innovation Norway (energy and environment)

Are you working to solve the energy challenges of the future? Innovation Norway has the tools you need to reach customers all over the world.

Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The international business community's work on sustainable development.

Environmental organisations


The environmental foundation Bellona was founded in a squatted building on 16 June 1986, about seven weeks after the Chernobyl incident. A burning environmental commitment combined with a need to be more flexible and effective than most of the established environmental movement caused six young boys to establish their own foundation. Has a dedicated CCS page.

ENGO Network on CCS

Environmental NGOs engaged in CCS. A network of international environmental NGO's.

Norwegian Climate Foundation

The Norwegian Climate Foundation is a non-commercial foundation established in 2010. The foundation works for the development and application of new technology and new forms of energy which can contribute to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature (Norges Naturvernforbund)

The Norwegian Society for the Conservation of Nature was founded in 1914 and is Norway's oldest and largest nature and environmental protection organization. A democratic membership organization with about 20 000 members, regional branches in all the country's counties, and approx. 100 local groups across the country.

WWF Norway

WWF Norway was founded in 1970 with then Crown Prince Harald as its president. Up to 1986, the organisation was known as "Verdens Villmarksfond". Today, WWF Norway has more than 16 500 contributors and members, and a turnover of about NOK 100 million annually. The secretariat in Oslo is among the largest NGO nature protection expertise environments in Norway.


ZERO – the Zero Emissions Resource Organisation - is an Oslo, Norway-based independent not-for-profit foundation working for zero emission solutions to the global climate challenge. ZERO's staff consists of more than 30 technologists, economists, political scientists and communication professionals.