Maximising impact from research is an important task of NCCS. The potential impact of each innovation is monitored to help ensure research effort is directed in the most effective way.

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Our innovation goals

An innovation may be defined as a product, a technology, a component, a process, a model, a concept, an experimental facility, or a service that is new or significantly improved with respect to properties, technical specifications, or ease of use.

The illustration below shows some of the NCCS innovations identified to date, along with their positioning on the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale.

Our innovations descriptions contain information about their current TRL. At NCCS, we use the same TRL criteria as the European Commission. These are:

  • TRL 1 – Basic principles observed
  • TRL 2 – Technology concept formulated
  • TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept
  • TRL 4 – Technology validated in lab
  • TRL 5 – Technology validated in relevant environment
  • TRL 6 – Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
  • TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment
  • TRL 8 – System complete and qualified
  • TRL 9 – Actual system proven in operational environment
Technology readiness level

Technology readiness level


Field-scale effect of CO2 mobility control based on lab-scale characterisation

Technology readiness level


SINTEF coupled FE-CFD model for RDF prediction

Improved structural model of the Horda platform area

Approach for quantitative monitoring of key rock physics properties

Technology readiness level


DORA (Dissolved Oxygen Removal Apparatus) 

Software for quick screening of critically oriented faults: FracStress

CO2 liquefaction and phase-separation for carbon capture

Experimental method to assess injectivity impairment mechanisms

Field-scale CO2 mobility control

Legacy well integrity screening tool (LWST) for safe storage

Characterisation of substances for CO2-brine foam stabilisation

Technology readiness level


Advanced numerical modelling of hydrogen flames

A hybrid process combining PMR and CO2 liquefaction

Distributed time lag (DTL) model for combustion dynamics prediction

Visc-Dens: An experimental rig 

Along-fault flow models for the overburden

Value of information-based framework for cost-effective monitoring

Experimental rig to assess salt precipitation at different distances from a well

Technology readiness level


Improving the design approach of CCS chains to better handle fluctuations over time and uncertainties

Portable primary flow reference for liquid CO2

Design of a flow meter test loop

Probabilistic multi-asset and multi-actor tool for CO2 transport and storage networks 

Technology readiness level


Novel hybrid adsorption-liquefaction process for post-combustion CO2 capture

Optimal integration of CO2 capture from WtE plants using Calcium Looping process 

An experimental rig for static flow meter tests

Coming soon: The NCCS innovations catalogue

Learn about all our 27 innovations by reading our innovations catalogue, which will be available right here, shortly.


Spin-off projects

The following projects are established and financed by the NCCS consortium.

The following projects are the result of NCCS collaboration, but are not established or financed by the consortium.


Providing access to cost-efficient, replicable, safe and flexible CCUS


Linking large-scale, cost-effective, permanent offshore CO₂ storage across the CO₂ value chain

Deployment cases

The deployment cases (DCs) help structure and align NCCS research, and support the Centre in fulfilling its ambition to overcome critical barriers and accelerate CCS deployment.


CCS for Norwegian industry is similar to the Norwegian full-scale project and includes CO2 capture from industry sources and transport with ship to ensure a flexible solution for CO2 storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). One storage site in offshore aquifers is anticipated, with a capacity of 1-1.5 Mt/year in 2025.

NCCS DC2030 - Unfolding CCS in Europe

DC2030 incorporates all European CCS projects implemented, under construction and those planned to be in operation within 2030. It includes industry sources, power generation, natural gas processing and H2 production. A combination of ship and pipeline transport of CO2 to aquifers and depleted gas fields ensures flexibility. Capacity in 2030 is estimated to be 15-20 Mt/year, with the ambition to increase it to more than 40 Mt/ year after 2030.


Storing Europe's CO2 means capturing CO2 from numerous sources in Europe and transporting it via a pipeline network to Norwegian storage sites in the North Sea. Several major storage sites are foreseen, some with an opportunity for EOR, with a storage capacity of ~100 Mt/year by 2050.