Tagged: CO2

Large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Norwegian greenhouse gas emissions in 2009 amounted to 50.8 million tonnes CO2 equivalents. This is 5.4 per cent lower than in 2008. The strong reduction is partly due to lower emissions from manufacturing industries...

High ambitions for Norwegian climate research

There is no longer any doubt that human activity is contributing substantially to global climate change. What is needed now is knowledge – about causal relationships and effects, potential measures, and how to adapt...

Top grant awarded to research on microorganisms

Professor Frede Thingstad is the third Norwegian researcher this autumn to be awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant of NOK 20 million. Professor Thingstad is investigating the biological interactions among microorganisms at...

DNV joins carbon capture institute

DNV has become a founding member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute. The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute was founded in July 2009 as a response to the commitment stated by...

Joint hunt for suitable CO2 storage

Norwegian and British authorities are working together in the so-called One North Sea Project to identify suitable formations under the North Sea where carbon dioxide (CO2) can be stored. The first report from the...

Unprecedented allocation of funds toward CCS

The Norwegian Government has a goal of establishing carbon capture and storage (CCS) as an effective instrument against climate change. In the National Budget of 2010, the Norwegian Government proposes to allocate approximately NOK...

StatoilHydro Chief: higher price on CO2 needed

“Raising the cost of CO2 can speed up development of technologies that reduce carbon emissions,” StatoilHydro CEO Helge Lund said at the fourth Zero Emission Conference in Oslo on Monday, Sept. 28. The Zero...