CLIMIT PhD Seminar 2014 – Young scientists shows how to capture and store CO2

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A lot of interesting CO2 capture and storage projects was presented by young researchers at the traditional CLIMIT PhD seminar. This looks very promising for recruitment of the future CCS experts.
​​​Close to 40 experts participated at the CLIMIT PhD seminar to learn more about CCS.

​​​​​Close to 40 experts participated at the CLIMIT PhD seminar to learn more about CCS.

Claude R. Olsen​​​

One challenge related to CCS is to ensure recruitment of young experts that can lead the way in the future to develop and deploy the CCS technology globally. The CLIMIT programme takes this challenge very seriously, and in ongoing projects financed by CLIMIT there are about 40 PhD candidates and 20 Post Docs. These young scientists could very well be among the experts we need in the future to ensure that CCS becomes an effective tool to combat global warming.

(Karin Landschulze congratulated by Aage Stangeland)

Karin Landschulze won the award for best presentation and is here congratulated by Aage Stangeland from the Research Council. Photo: Åse Slagtern

The CLIMIT PhD Seminar has become a tradition. It has been arranged each autumn for the past five years. This year's seminar was arranged at the premises of the Research Council of Norway at Lysaker, Oslo, 21 -22 October 2014. About 40 young scientists teamed up to present their projects and to establish useful networks with other young experts.

The presentations showed many promising concepts for future solutions for how to capture and store CO2. Many of the presentations were from projects working on next generation technologies for CO2 capture, while other presentations were from projects digging into details on how we can store CO2 safely.

Dr. Aage Stangeland, special adviser from the Research Council, was very positive after the seminar.

- The PhD seminar shows that there are many strong PhD candidates and Post Docs in Norway working on very interesting projects. These young scientists will play an important role in the future to deploy CCS worldwide, Stangeland says.​

(Odd Andersen)

Odd Andersen won the award for best poster. Photo: Åse Slagtern

The seminar was arranged together with the SUCCESS research centre. Several senior researchers and industrial representatives from the center participated. This allowed a very useful interaction between senior experts and the young scientists. The senior scientists also stated that the presented projects had very high quality.

- The seminar has been very valuable in giving the young scientists a broader and valuable overview of CCS technologies. Furthermore, they have established new networks during the seminar that will be very useful in the future, concludes Stangeland.

The presentations from the seminar can be downloaded from the list at the bottom of this article.

Presentations at the CLIMIT PhD seminar 2014

1 - Introduction by Aage Stangeland, the Research Council of Norway

2 - Key note presentation - Large Scale storage of CO2
Arvid Nøttvedt, President of CMR and FME SUCCESS Center Manager

3  -  Solvents for CO2 Capture
Post Combustion CO2 Capture Solvent Development and Degradation: A Theoretical Mechanistic Study 
Mayuri Gupta, PhD, NTNU

4 - Trapping mechanisms for CO2 storage
Variations in mineralization potential for CO2 related to sedimentary facies setting and burial depth – a comparative study from the North Sea
Anja Sundal, PhD, University of Oslo, FME SUCCESS

5 - CO2 capture by membranes
Development of membrane contactor using ionic liquids for pre-combustion CO2 capture 
Zhongde Dai, PhD, NTNU

Pore-Scale Simulation of the connectivity of Water Films during CO2 Injection into Saline Aquifers
Rohaldin Miri, PhD, University of Oslo, FME SUCCESS 

Oxy-Combustion Coal Based Power Plants: Study of Operating Pressure, Oxygen Purity and Downstream Purification Parameters
Rengarajan Soundararajan, PhD, NTNU, FME BIGCCS

Intercalation and Retention of Carbon Dioxide in a Smectite Clay promoted by Interlayer Cations
Leander Michels, PhD, NTNU

Effect of MEA’s degradation products on corrosion at CO2 Capture Plants
Georgios Fytianos, PhD, NTNU

10 - Integrity of the seal above a CO2 storage site
Characterization of Shallow Seal Complexes for CO2 Storage Sites – Example from the Greater Sleipner Area. Link to abstract​
Karin Landschulze, PhD, University of Bergen, FME SUCCES

11 - CO2 storage by hydraulic fracturing
Topology of fracture networks
Sigmund Mongstad Hope, PhD, NTNU


Alvar Braathen, professor of geology, University of Oslo, will present expectations, challenges and opportunities that young researchers will meet when they start at an academic career  

Sveinung Hagen, Lead Researcher at Statoil, will present expectations, challenges and opportunities that young researchers will meet when they start working in industry

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