This Nordic Energy Research (NER) event, organised by Bellona and the Moderate Party of Sweden, will give the opportunity to discuss policies and technologies needed to develop and implement carbon negative solutions in Sweden, the Nordic countries, and the rest of Europe.

In its 2017 climate strategy, Sweden’s Cross-Party Committee on Environmental Objectives states that Sweden will in fact reduce CO2 from the atmosphere after 2045, and thus become carbon negative. The strategy, however, leaves open how this goal is to be met.

Of the several methods to subtract CO2 from the atmosphere, Bio-CCS, the usage of biomass feedstock and subsequent capture and storage of the CO2, is one of the most cost effective and efficient. A promising CO2 capture technology researched in one of the flagship projects of NER is Chemical-Looping Combustion (CLC).

Norway has made big strides in the development of a viable CCS infrastructure over the past 20 years. Cooperation between the Nordic countries will be essential for the success of the NER project and a Nordic CCS infrastructure. How can we ensure that meaningful steps will be taken to develop and deploy a Nordic CCS infrastructure in order to make Sweden carbon negative by 2045?

Date and time:  15 June 2017, 12:45 – 15:30

Venue:    The Parliament of Sweden, Stockholm, Side entrance from Riksplan, Norrbro , Mittpoolen 12:45-13:30  Registration and security checks at entrance of the Parliament (Norrbro 1B)

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13:30-13:35 Welcome  Jonas Jacobsson Gjörtler, MP, the Moderate Party of Sweden


13:35-13:45 Research on CCS in the Nordic countries Svend Søyland, Senior Adviser, Nordic Energy Research


13:45-13:55 How to deploy CCS in Northern Europe and enable negative CO2 emissions, Frederic Hauge, Founder and President, Bellona 


13:55- 14:05 Sweden’s climate framework and the need for negative emissions, Johan Hultberg, MP, the Moderate Party of Sweden


14:05-14:20 Panel Debate: The need for carbon negative solutions Moderated by: Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europa

  • Elisabeth Undén, The Green Party, Gothenburg Municipality
  • Johan Hultberg, MP, The Moderate Party of Sweden
  • Mathias Fridahl, Analyst Climate Policy, FORES


 14:20-14:30 Coffee break


14:30-14:40 Gassnova’s role in the deployment of CCS, Trude Sundset, Director, Gassnova


14:40-14:50 CCS and CCU inevitable for cement industry, Stefan Sandelin, R&D Manager, Cementa


14:50-15:00 CCS and negative emissions from the waste incineration, Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås, Chief     of Staff, Klemetsrudanlegget AS


15:00-15:15 Panel Debate: How can we deliver carbon negative solutions in the Nordics? Moderated by: Keith Whiriskey, Policy Manager Climate, Bellona Europa

  • Trude Sundseth, Director, Gassnova
  • Anders Lyngfelt, Project Leader, NER “CO2 Negative Project”, Chalmers University
  • Antti Arasto, Research Manager Liquid Biofuels, VTT