Direct Air Capture in Norway

We develop a direct air capture ("DAC") plant in Norway to capture 0.5 million tons of CO2 per year for permanent storage in offshore saline aquifers, with a possible expansion to 1.0 million tons. Our ambition is the scaling of DAC to become the leading negative emissions technology globally, which will enable the world to meet its 1.5 degree target, and to set an even more ambitious target.

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Negative emissions

Negative emissions or "carbon removals" are solutions that take CO2 out of the atmosphere and store the CO2 permanently in the geosphere or the biosphere, no longer causing climate change. Negative emissions are critical to meeting our common climate goals. 
Several billion tons annually of negative emissions are required by mid-centure in most pathways considered by the IPCC to meet the 1.5 degree target.
DAC is a highly attractive negative emissions technology as it is scalable and with little negative environmental impact.


Technology

Founded in 2009, Carbon Engineering (CE) is a Canadian-based clean energy company. CE is focused on the global deployment of megaton-scale Direct Air Capture (DAC) technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO₂) out of the atmosphere so it can be permanently stored deep underground or used to produce clean, affordable transportation fuels. From a pilot plant in British Columbia, CE has been capturing CO₂ from the atmosphere since 2015. Today, with its partners, CE is working to deploy large-scale, commercial facilities in multiple markets around the globe.


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Location

The industrial area at the Energy Park in Øygarden is very attractive as a Direct Air Capture plant location. At site, the Northern Lights JV is constructing its CO2 terminal with a capacity of 1.5 million tons of CO2 per year as a first phase. The terminal will receive CO2 by ship and/or locally, and transport offshore by pipeline for permanent storage in a saline acquifer. The site also offers a well established infrastructure of utilities, services and suppliers. The profile of the Energy Park with its green focus is also very compatible with our activity. The profile of the Energy Park with its green focus is also very compatible with our activity.


Carbon removal credits

Nordic DAC Group (directaircapture.com) offers high-quality permanent carbon removal certificates, removing unavoidable, hard-to-reduce, and historical CO2 emissions. The service contains advance purchases of DAC credits and participation in DAC projects, accelerating companies' race toward net-zero and beyond.

News

Eirik Lilledahl

Founder

Jens Naas-Bibow

Co-Founder

Peter Magnusson

Nordic DAC Group, Chairman

Finn Eriksson

Nordic DAC Group, CEO