Telling the Norwegian CCS Story | PART II: CCS: the path to a sustainable and emission-free cement industry

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 4:00pm
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The Global CCS Institute in collaboration with Gassnova hosted the second webinar of its "Telling the Norwegian CCS Story" series. The second webinar presented Norcem's CCS project at their cement production facility in Brevik, in the South-Eastern part of Norway. This is one of the two industrial CO2 sources in the Norwegian full-scale project, along with the Fortum Oslo Varme project (waste-to-energy plant). Norcem is part of the worldwide group HeidelbergCement. The company has started to test different capture technologies at their Brevik plant since 2013. The current CCS project has the capacity to capture 400,000 tons of CO2 per annum, which equals to 50 per cent of the plant’s CO2 emissions.

The CO2 captured from the cement plant will be transported by ship to an onshore facility for intermediate storage and then piped out for storage in a geological formation under the seabed in the North Sea. The carbon capture plant will be integrated with the cement factory and will be the world’s first cement plant with full-scale carbon capture. The facility could be operational as of 2024. The Norwegian Government has allocated funding to the project for the FEED study, the last stage before final investment decision.

During the webinar, Per Brevik, Director Alternative Fuels and Sustainability at HeidelbergCement, provided an overview of the CCS project and highlighted the important opportunities for CCS in the cement industry.

Below is a recording of the webinar and a browsable version of the slides used in the presentation.  A document with answers to some of the questions submitted during the webinar will be made available in the coming days.



About the Presenters

Jamie Burrows, Client Engagement Manager, Global CCS Institute

  • Jamie is the Institute’s Client Engagement Manager based at our Central London office. Jamie works in close partnership with Institute Members and wider industry to help accelerate the deployment and commercial viability of CCS. In conjunction with the Institute’s Global Experts on CCS policy, economics and engineering, Jamie facilitates the delivery of high value strategic initiatives. Jamie is a Chartered Engineer and Manager with 18 years’ experience. He has broad technical and commercial experience gained from roles in the Combustion Industry and Upstream Oil and Gas sector. In recent years Jamie has completed an MBA, giving him broad understanding of project financing and the broader economic considerations for CCS projects.  

Per Brevik, Director Alternative Fuels and Sustainability, HeidelbergCement Norway AS

  • Per Brevik holds a master’s degree of Business Administration from NHH - Norwegian School of Economics. Work experience: from NHH, Ministry of Local Government and Bank of Norway before he joined the Aker Group in 1989. He has been responsible for alternative fuels in Norcem from 1993 and climate change and sustainability in HeidelbergCement Northern Europe since 2007. He is currently responsible for the CCS project at Norcem Brevik. Per Brevik is involved in the Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri) and works within this area as chairman of the Climate change group and he was leading the group that developed “The Norwegian process industry’s roadmap. Combining growth and zero emissions by 2050”.

(Photo courtesy of HeidelbergCement)