At the end of 2018, the IPCC 1.5C Special Report and the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision “A Clean Planet for All” set the backdrop for discussions on how Europe should deliver on the Paris Agreement. CCS is confirmed as a necessary part of the portfolio of solutions to deliver deep emissions cuts, especially in hard-to-decarbonise sectors and to enable negative emissions, i.e., permanent net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.
This session will provide in-depth presentations of how cities and industry can cooperate to achieve three key applications of CCS: enabling negative emissions in waste-to-energy installations, using their power of standards on low-carbon products in their procurement to promote cement decarbonized using CCS, and applying CCS to bioenergy to produce low-carbon products.
The City of Oslo, together with Fortum, Northern Lights and Preem, will present their roles in CCS development whilst highlighting the opportunities for Europe. The seminar will focus on how this can be part of a European CCS network and how cities can lead in leveraging CCS to approach the goal of net zero emissions.
The Norwegian government is developing a full CCS value chain in Norway that will, through public-private partnerships, form the backbone of a longer-term scale-up of CCS on installations throughout northern Europe. Fortum is co-owner of the Klemetsrud waste-to-energy installation together with the city of Oslo. This is one of two CO2 capture plants in the full scale CCS project. Equinor, with the partners Shell and Total, form the Northern Lights consortium. They are responsible for planning the transport and storage part of the CO2 transport and storage project.
Oslo is the European Green Capital 2019. Oslo’s “climate budget”, with its target of being carbon neutral in 2030, is one key element in obtaining the status. The budget shows that the largest single emission source in Oslo is the Klemetsrud plant, which burns around 1000 tonnes household waste every day. The incineration process emits around 400 000 tons CO2 per year.