Norwegian Prime Minister opens test facilities for CO2 transport

Prime Minister Erna Solberg.Prime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

The new test facility for CO2 transport in Porsgrunn was opened on Friday by Prime Minister Erna Solberg. The testing is part of the work on carbon capture and storage.

“The work you do here is an important contribution to the government’s strategy for carbon capture and storage,” Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at the opening ceremony, according to a press release from Equinor.

At the test facility, CO2 in gaseous and liquid form is transported through pipes. It is the world’s largest test facility for CO2 transport.

Carbon capture and storage is considered an important part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In Norway, Equinor and several other companies are working on the Northern Lights project, where the goal is to develop a solution for capturing CO2 from Norcem’s cement factory in Brevik in Porsgrunn municipality.

The CO2 in liquid form must then be transported to Øygarden municipality and injected and stored under the seabed.

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