Deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) needs to scale much faster

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Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead Hydrogen and CCS

Jamie Burrows

Jamie Burrows

Head of Business Development - CCUS

DNV forecasts that the world is on track for CCS to abate less than 4% of fossil CO2 emissions in 2050, compared to the around 20% that would be needed for the world to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. The majority of senior energy professionals expect CCS to scale significantly in the next five years.

DNV is enabling the commercialization of CCS value chains and delivering assurance to projects and stakeholders: ensuring the safety of CCS operations, maintaining the integrity of CCS infrastructure, and driving cost efficiencies.

  • CO2 capture – Selecting the right capture technology is critical to success across the project value-chain. In recent years the focus has moved beyond  CO2 capture from gas processing or fossil fuel power generation to include hard-to-abate industries such as cement, steel, refining, hydrogen, and ammonia.
  • CO2 pipelines – Connecting CO2 sources and capture locations to permanent geological storage sites is an essential part of the CCS chain. Today, CO2 is primarily transported through pipelines.
  • CO2 shipping – Alongside pipelines, CO2 shipping can enable flexible and scalable CCS infrastructure that can adapt to future capture projects and storage sites. Ships are also preferable for small or short lifetime CO2 sources that cannot justify a dedicated pipeline.
  • CO2 storage – For geological storage of CO2, it is fundamental to create confidence that the geological formations selected for CO2 storage are suitable for the purpose, will deliver long-term emission reductions and do not involve unacceptable risk.
  • Onboard carbon capture and storage on ships - Onboard carbon capture is a technology that captures carbon dioxide emissions from ships during operation. It involves capturing CO2 from exhaust gases, separating it, and storing it onboard for eventual offloading.
  • Value chains and market development – For CCS technologies to be realized globally, it is the near-term actions that count. From financing to policy and partnerships, industry and government players need to take action today to build the CCS market of the future.

DNV provides world-class CCS expertise for technical assurance, testing, advisory and risk management

With more than 20 years of CCS experience, DNV expertise can make your objectives to decarbonize a reality. Insight into feasibility is critical, and so is the trust and assurance you need to bring your asset to life and sustain important stakeholders on your decarbonization journey.

Our trusted expertise spans the entire global CO2 value chain:

  • Technology qualification
  • Techno-economic due diligence and benchmarking
  • Feasibility and risk assessments
  • CO2 storage certification
  • CCS knowledge management and training.

Safety and risk management are essential across the CCS value chain. DNV de-risks CCS adoption. Drawing on industry-leading technical and project experience, regulatory and operational expertise, we offer impartial information, insights and certifications that can maximize both beneficial commercial and HSE outcomes for companies and governing authorities.

We perform full-scale and lab testing of any integrity, corrosion and safety issue at our Spadeadam, Groningen, Columbus, Ohio and Singapore test sites.

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Jørg Aarnes

Jørg Aarnes

Global Lead Hydrogen and CCS

Jamie Burrows

Jamie Burrows

Head of Business Development - CCUS


In the past 10 years


For safe and efficient CCS


Laboratories and test sites


Across the CO2 value chain

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DNV is leading joint industry projects to ensure safe and efficient CCS projects.

  • Oil and gas

Design and Operation of CO2 pipelines – CO2SafePipe

Close knowledge gaps in the transportation of CO2 in pipelines

  • Energy Systems

Flow meter traceability along the CO2 value chain

Enabling CO2 flow metering performance assessments and qualification, building the world-first proven reference network of facilities for testing and calibration along the entire CO2 value chain.

  • Energy Systems

Hydrogen sulfide challenges in carbon dioxide pipelines

Investigating the integrity of carbon dioxide pipelines subjected to hydrogen sulfide from the carbon dioxide stream for carbon capture and storage applications.

  • Maritime

CO2 Efficient Transport via Ocean (CETO)

Reducing the risks and uncertainties related to the design, construction and operation of a low-pressure CO2 ship transport chain.

  • Digital solutions

CFD software for safe CCS

Equinor and TotalEnergies partner with DNV to develop computational fluid dynamics software. KFX CO2 software simulates accidental releases of CO2 from storage facilities or leaks from pipelines, trucks or ships.

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DNV is the leader in the development of CCS recommended practices, guidelines and international standards.

Qualification procedures for carbon dioxide capture technology – DNV-RP-J201

Design and operation of carbon dioxide pipelines – DNV-RP-F104

Geological storage of carbon dioxide – DNV-RP-J203

Certification of sites and projects for geological storage of carbon dioxide – DNV-SE-0473

Qualification management for geological storage of CO2 - DNV-SE-0617

Industry guidance to manage challenges and potential hazards associated with handling CCS CO2 streams – CO2RISKMAN

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CCUS strategy for Wales

DNV was retained by the Welsh Government to provide a series of options for Wales to consider in establishing the pathway to achieve net zero through the potential implementation of a CCUS strategy.

Northern Lights show the way to seaborne CCS solutions

The efficient transport of CO2 by ship could open up new industrial markets for the plentiful but sometimes problematic by-product.

Qualification of carbon capture technology

As part of a full-scale demonstration project, initiated by Gassnova, DNV qualified carbon capture technology developed by Aker Solutions, at Norcem’s cement plant in Brevik, Norway.

Project Greensand

Project Greensand aims to make a significant contribution to Denmark’s green transition through CO2 storage in the Siri field in the North Sea. DNV assessed site conformity and issued certification according to international standards.

Carbon emission reduction roadmap for refineries

For the Dutch Petroleum Industry Association (VNPI), DNV investigated the potential of deep decarbonization for Dutch refineries.

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Technology progress report: CCS and pipelines for low carbon gases

DNV’s Technology Progress Report 2021 explores ten key technologies setting the pace of the energy transition over the next five years. Among them are CCS and pipelines for low carbon gases, including carbon dioxide.

  • Maritime

Shipping’s future role in carbon capture and storage

Liquid CO2 carriers will become an important link in the value chain

  • Oil and gas

How data can support a net-zero future

New DNV research explores how a systems-approach to data can help install trust and enable a net zero future

  • Oil and gas

Blue hydrogen in a low-carbon energy future

Exploring what it takes to produce low-carbon blue hydrogen

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