The task of the Networking group on Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (NGCCUS) is during a three years period to promote cooperation and assist governments by following and discussing the development in addition to exchange of information on CCUS in Norden and within the Nordic Baltic 8 (NB8) cooperation.

Within the Nordic or Nordic-Baltic PhD and Researcher Mobility Programme, Nordic Energy Research is funding a project on material technologies for post-combustion CO2 capture and utilization network (CCU-net). The project aims at creating a strong academic network between four leading Nordic research groups by strengthening the interdisciplinary mobility for training of highly qualified researchers and create the basis for a strong CCU-Nordic network. More in detail, the projects’ specific objectives are to:

  • enhance collaboration between the Nordic countries to provide solutions for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,
  • facilitate interdisciplinary and cross-sectional R&D between four leading research groups from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in the area of carbon capture and utilization. The project will focus on post-combustion carbon capture technologies (swing adsorption processes) and more fundamental research on CO2 conversion into carbon-neutral fuels or chemicals,
  • strengthen already existing collaboration between project partners on existing R&D-projects, including the Grande Solution Project HiGradeGas (funded by Innovation Fund Denmark) and NanoBioGas (funded by Swedish Research Council) and a PhD project at DTU (funded by the Chinese Research Council).

In addition, the project will extend the existing collaboration with two new academic partners from Norway and Finland with expertise on CO2 conversion into fuels and specific research focus on the “design and synthesis of catalysts for CO2 conversion” and “CO2 conversion and applications”.

The project consortium is consisting of Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Luleå University of Technology (LTU), University of Oslo (UiO) and University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The project manager and main contact person is Andreas Kaiser (Associate professor, DTU).