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Funding available for a Nordic user-driven competence centre for realisation of carbon capture and storage

Mongstad, Norway. Photo and copyright: Svein Jørgen Wiken.
  • Published 02/02/2011
The Top-level Research Initiative announces a new call for project proposals directed at Nordic companies with high competence and interest in carbon capture and storage.

The objective of the Centre is to boost innovation, joint actions and processes in the Nordic countries and to increase industry-driven innovation in CCS. This call aims for a model of cooperation based on the need for more innovation for CCS realisation within the Nordic countries.

Basic tasks within the Centre will be:

  • Conduct examples/feasibility studies for CCS implementation including early phase cost estimation, energy needs and solutions and market evaluation.
  • Define the main tasks for realisation and approach.
  • Communication for realisation of CCS.

Funded projects within the Top-Level Research Initiative (TRI) should include different actors from at least three Nordic countries. Participation in the Centre should be balanced between the private and public sectors. TRI funding can be up to 75% of total costs. TRI funding is to develop and run the activities in the Centre. The budget of the Centre is NOK 35 million and the duration of the Centre is 4 years.


Application deadline

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2011. Final funding decision will be made by April 15.



For more information please contact: Nordic Innovation, Natalia Glette, e-mail:, tel. + 47 410 45 211.


In case of absence, Petra Nilsson-Andersen will also be available to answer your questions, e-mail:, tel. +47 902 71 233.


The application deadline has expired.

This programme has now been closed for further applications.