Do we have to store CO2? Or could we also make use of the greenhouse gas?

For answers, join the NTVA Technology Forum 2022 at Fevik Strand Hotel in Grimstad 18-19 October. The annual technology forum will discuss how to handle CO2 and explore opportunities for utilizing CO2 in the process industry and maritime sector.

World-leading experts will shed light on solutions for storage and use of carbon in various products, such as climate-friendly fuels and chemical components. You may also meet with business colleagues and build new relationships.

Camilla Brox will serve as the forum moderator. Brox works at CCUS Norway, a non-commercial interest organization that aims to build expertise and share experiences on sustainable capture, storage, and use of CO2.

“We have assembled a strong group of researchers and experts on CO2 management. They will provide great insight into this field of expertise, and challenge your conceptions of what is possible to achieve,” says Brox.

MANY CHALLENGES
She says no-one should expect to receive a short and definitive answer to the question: “Is CO2 suitable for storage only, or can it also be used in new value chains?”

“The professional community disagrees. Some say storage is the only solution, and that using CO2 in new products will only postpone the inevitable emissions of CO2. Others believe that CO2 can be used to produce environmentally friendly fuels and construction materials,” says Brox and adds:

“We will need to add more pieces to the CO2 management puzzle. Hopefully some pieces will fall into place during the technology forum.”

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
GCE NODE organizes the forum together with Herøya Industripark and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Technology. Christian von der Ohe, RD&I Manager at GCE NODE, believes that cluster participants will benefit greatly from attending.

“Carbon capture presents new business opportunities. We have all heard of CO2 as a problem often related to geological storage (CCS). It does, however, also present opportunities as it can be used in new products with an expected long-term circular economy perspective. We should remind ourselves that CO2 has been produced, transported and used as a raw material for about 100 years, for instance in artificial fertilizers and mineral water as well as injected into oil wells to maintain production. With increased knowledge and insight, we can find new areas of application that provide exciting business opportunities,” says von der Ohe – and adds:

“In order to store CO2 in geological formations such as in the Norwegian Continental Shelf or at Svalbard, new wells must be drilled. This is of interest to several GCE NODE companies”.

April 18th 2024

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