Confirming the news today (4th May), the duo said they will collaborate on several research and development projects, ranging from membrane technology, hydrogen applications and testing higher capture rates.
To solidify the above efforts, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed.
Prior to today’s announcement, Aker Carbon Capture and SINTEF have collaborated on carbon capture and storage (CCS) development for more than a decade including the development of an HSE-friendly amine solution.
“Rising interest in carbon capture as a solution to decarbonise industry has raised expectations for what the technology can deliver,” said Valborg Lundegaard, Chief Executive Officer of Aker Carbon Capture.
“Together with SINTEF we will work to ensure that we can meet these expectations.”
“CCS technology works and has been used for various purposes on a large scale for the past 20 years. Now that the big breakthrough globally is coming, it is important to reduce costs, increase safety, and develop optimal solutions for CO2 capture from various emission sources by continuing the development of the next generation of technologies,” added Alexandra Gjørv, CEO of SINTEF.
Under the terms of the agreement, Aker Carbon Capture and SINTEF will strengthen collaboration on bilateral research projects, share insight and know-how among technology experts in both organisations.
The two parties will also work in new market segments, such as hydrogen, to develop innovative solutions for scaling up.