An agreement has been signed by Norwegian clean energy company Aker Carbon Capture (Aker) and carbon removal specialist Storegga to collaborate on future carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, forming a partnership that could play a key role in unlocking the CCS market.

Aker has been capitalising on the increased demand for carbon capture solutions by taking part in projects such as the Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station announced last week and bp’s Net Zero Teesside project. 

With the two projects each boasting an annual capture capacity of up to 1.5-2m tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), such growth in CCS is considered to be essential if the UK Government is to become a world leader in the industry. 

“Strong partnerships that weave together specialist skill sets and experience will be the key to unlocking the CCS market and getting projects at scale online in short order,” commented Dr. Nick Cooper, CEO, Storegga. 

The partnership will see Aker combining its experience in develop specific technology for carbon capture with Storegga’s CO2 transport and storage expertise. 

A previous project was undertaken by Aker earlier this year when it began to support Redcar Energy Centre’s bid for Phase 2 of the Government’s CCS cluster sequencing process. 

A partnership with Viridor signed last year could see help the waste management company saving 1.5m tonnes of CO2 emissions per year. 

“When I look at this list of projects and initiatives, it’s clear that we’re all set to help accelerate the decarbonisation of British industry, contribute to creating and safeguarding jobs, and strengthen energy security by working together with large gas-to-power and waste-to-energy players.”