Norway to present CCS plan for three industries at Bellona event 13th Oct.

Publish date: October 6, 2016

On Thursday 6 October, the Norwegian government announced the state budget for 2017. Commenting on the publication of the budget, Minister Tord Lien (Petroleum and Energy) confirmed last week’s news that the government will fund three Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects in Norway. “Setting in motion the concept [FEED] studies is an important step towards the realisation of full-scale CCS in Norway”, Lien said.

The CCS projects to be funded by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy represent three different industries: Yara, the world’s largest ammonia production company, Norcem, Norway’s sole cement producer, and Oslo’s waste management and energy recovery at Klemetsrud. This will thus add immense value for the development of COcapture technologies in Norway and throughout the EU.

Bellona has fought for the development of CO2 capture and storage in Norway and Europe for more than 20 years in order to deeply decarbonise industry and has insisted on the shared infrastructure approach that the Ministry has now chosen to go for in a report from March 2015.

At the Bellona conference “Manufacturing our Future: Industries, EU Regions, and Climate” on 13 October in Brussels, representatives of industry, trade unions, governments, and the research community will share their views a wide range of themes connected to the decarbonisation of industry (programme below). Among the speakers is Kristin Myskja (Department of Petroleum and Energy), who will comment on the announcement of the funding of the three CCS projects in Norway.


Programme conference “Manufacturing our Future: Industries, EU Regions, and Climate”

When: 13 October 2016

Where: CEN CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17b, Brussels, Belgium

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30

Time: 12:30 – 17:00


12:30 – 13:30              Lunch & coffee


13:30 – 13:40             Welcome Introduction –

Jonas Helseth, Director, Bellona Europa

13:40 – 13:50             Industrial decarbonisation

Martin Porter, Executive Director Industrial Innovation and EU Affairs, European Climate Foundation and i24c

13:50 – 14:00             Linking EU climate and industrial policies: ensuring a just transition

Jude Kirton-Darling MEP

14:00 – 14:15              Industrial regions and climate policies: Trade Union’s Perspectives

Benjamin Denis, Advisor, ETUC

14:15 – 14:30              The European cement industry and climate action

Rob Van der Meer, Director Public Affairs, Global Environmental Sustainability, HeidelbergCement

14:30 – 14:45             The European steel industry and climate action

Robert Jan Jeekel, Head of EU Institutional Affairs, ArcelorMittal

14:45 – 15:00             General Discussion / Q&A Session 1 –

led by Jonas Helseth


15:00 – 15:20             Coffee & Cake


15:20 – 15:40             Report launch: Manufacturing our Future – report on Industries,  EU Regions and Climate – 

Keith Whiriskey, Technology Manager, Bellona Europa

15:40 – 16:00             Norwegian CCS Strategy – 

Kristin Myskja, Assistant Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy 

16:00 – 16:15             EU action to strengthen EU industries while enabling deep decarbonisation – 

Cabinet of Climate & Energy Commissioner Arias Cañete, European Commission (TBC)

16:15 – 16:30             Regional initiatives for industrial decarbonisation –

Port of Rotterdam (TBC)

16:30 – 16:45            Reigniting the debate on industrial decarbonisation through CC(U)S in Germany

Prof. Hans-Joachim Kümpel, Acatech

16:45 – 17:00             Regional initiatives for industrial decarbonisation –

North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) representation Brussels (TBC) 

17:00 – 17:20             General Discussion / Q&A Session 2 –

led by Christoph Wollf, Managing Director, European Climate Foundation

17:20 – 17:30             Closing statements –

Jonas Helseth, Bellona Europa


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