Direct Air Capture
in Norway

The world desperately needs CO2 to be removed from the atmosphere. We develop Direct Air Capture (DAC) plants in Norway to capture millions of tons of CO2 per year from ambient air for permanent storage in offshore saline aquifers. Our ambition is for the first project to capture 0.5 million tons per year. 
We seek a rapid and energy efficient scaling of DAC to become the leading negative emissions contributor globally.

The need for Direct Air Capture

Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) is crucial for mitigating climate change and achieving global climate goals. Despite efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, atmospheric CO2 levels continue to rise due human activities. High CO2 concentrations lead to severe environmental impacts. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) emphasizes that CDR is essential to stabilize global temperatures and achieve net-zero emissions. DAC is considered one of the most important CDR technologies due to its unique capability to capture CO2 directly from the ambient air, regardless of its source. DAC can be deployed anywhere, making it highly versatile and scalable. It plays a critical role in offsetting hard-to-abate residual emissions. DAC's ability to remove CO2 already in the atmosphere, combined with its potential for large-scale implementation, makes it a vital technology in the global effort to combat climate change.

Development of a successful DAC project

Clean energy 

DAC requires significants amounts of energy, and the viability of DAC depends on a energy supply without carbon emissions. We benefit from grid power in Norway with almost zero carbon content.

Permanent storage of CO2

DAC facilities require infrastructure for the permanent storage of the CO2 captured from atmosphere (or alternatively uses for the CO2). We are located close to existing infrastructure for CO2 storage. 

Compliance market for CDR

Large-scale DAC requires government to reward the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. The Norwegian government is working towards establishing a compliance market for technological carbon removal.

Perfect location for DAC

The industrial area at Kollsnes in Øygarden is highly supportive for green industries and ideal for DAC. There is a terminal for CO2 at the site (Northern Lights) withi pipelines for permanent storage offshore in a saline acquifer. Critically, there is grid power with close to zero carbon content. The site also offers a well established infrastructure of utilities, services and suppliers. 

How it works

The purpose of Direct Air Capture (DAC) is to remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. It works by using large fans to draw in air, which then passes through filters or chemical solutions that capture the CO2. The captured CO2 is then released from the filters or solutions typically through temperature increases, but  can also be through chemical reactions or electrostatic swings. Finally, the concentrated CO2 is compressed and either stored underground or utilized in industrial applications.  

Carbon removal credits

Nordic DAC Group ( 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.

Appeal to the young

CO2 in the atmosphere is heating up our planet, causing climate crisis. Carbon Removal specializes in a machine called Direct Air Capture (DAC), which captures the carbon in the atmosphere and stores it underground, effectively removing it permanently from the atmosphere. 

You can help to make carbon removal a worldwide solution. You can educate your friends and family about carbon removal, be an activist, and most of all be a good example for sustainability.

It is your future, you have a different perspective than adults, you can easily collaborate with the rest of the world through social media and it is a great learning experience.

Written by a young family member of a founder

Eirik Lilledahl


Jens Naas-Bibow


Peter Magnusson

Nordic DAC Group, Chairman

Finn Eriksson

Nordic DAC Group, CEO