Through the CLIMIT research programme, Gassnova grants financial support for development, demonstration and piloting of CCS technologies. The Research Council of Norway is responsible for the research aspects of the programme. Gassnova heads the CLIMIT secretariat. The goal of CLIMIT is to contribute to establishing this essential environmental technology on an international basis, sooner than would otherwise have been possible.
Gassnova manages the state's interest in the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. The Technology Centre at Mongstad was established with the goal of creating an arena for long-term and targeted development, testing and qualification of technology for CO2 capture. Gassnova will facilitate the sharing and dissemination of these experiences in order to reduce the costs and risks of CO2 capture.
The state enterprise also has experience from planning full-scale CCS from the now finalised projects at Kårstø and Mongstad. Gassnova plays an important role in helping ensure that this experience and knowledge benefit the entire world.
Gassnova will furthermore advise the authorities in issues relating to CCS.