Aker Carbon Capture and SINTEF have teamed up to develop next-generation carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies to help reduce emissions from industry and energy solutions.
They are expanding their partnership following a collaboration for more than 25 years, with the latest agreement aimed at accelerating the deployment of CCUS technologies and making them available “more widespread”.
Through the collaboration, the two companies will explore opportunities to develop new carbon capture technologies, share knowledge and collaborate more closely to generate and follow-up on new ideas.
Alexandra Bech Gjørv, CEO of SINTEF said: “Aker and SINTEF have collaborated for more than 25 years and have been pioneers of CCUS, which represents a vital solution for our ability to reach net zero emissions. With this agreement, we accelerate the transfer of science and research to innovation in the market.”
Aker and SINTEF have developed a solvent-based capture technology, together with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as part of the eight-year SOLVit programme, which is focused on developing energy efficient and environmentally-friendly post combustion carbon capture systems for large-scale industrial emissions.
Jim Stian Olsen, Chief Technology Officer of Aker Carbon Capture added: “A partnership with SINTEF and access to their significant testing infrastructure and knowledge of CCUS and enabling technologies, will not only allow Aker Carbon Capture to continue to improve our existing technology portfolio but also enable us to collaboratively identify the next generation CCUS technology and bring it to the market.
“Through a strategic collaboration we can challenge each other to accelerate the development of new solutions.”