Green tech company Ocean GeoLoop AS (Ocean GeoLoop) has completed a first commissioning phase and system test of the carbon capture pilot installation at Norske Skog Skogn, Norway.

Having worked with its sub-contractors and partners to complete the first commissioning phase, Ocean GeoLoop reported that the test was successful and the process ‘functioned as planned’. 

“The board is most pleased about the news of a successful system test,” commented Anders Onarheim, Chairman, Board of Directors, Ocean GeoLoop. 

“We reiterate the potential for our technology and expect a successful operational pilot plant to accelerate our commercial activity even further.” 

“We expect carbon capture to play an even more important role in solving the current energy crisis,” he added. 

Carbon capture has also been advanced in Norway through large-scale projects such as Longship – a $2.7bn (£2.3bn) project developed by the Norwegian government to develop technology for capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) with the goal of realising a cost-effective solution for full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the country.

Project developer Northern Lights has recently been joined by sustainable solutions company Aker Carbon Capture (Aker) to accelerate CCS projects in Norway and across Europe. 

Northern Lights is a joint effort between Equinor, Shell, and Total to advance transport and storage associated with Longship.