DEVICE investigates how to develop robust value chains for both CO2 storage and fossil-based hydrogen with carbon capture and storage (CCS), and examines policy implications of their interlinkages. The primary objective of the project is to study how social acceptance, government policy and regulations, and new business models can sustain the development of efficient value chains for hydrogen and captured CO2 in Europe. Legal research within the project will concentrate on planning and permitting requirements for offshore resources relevant for the CCS value chain and the design of risk sharing schemes between the private and public sectors along the value chains. This includes identifying government support schemes that provide sufficient investments. The other main work stream will consist in the assessment of the design of hydrogen legislation, both at the European Union and Norwegian level. The work will build on research results from the ELEGANCY(sintef.no) project, to which NIFS was a research partner to.
The DEVICE project is led by the Frisch Centre. NIFS is one of the research partners together with the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (School of Economics and Business, NMBU). Project participant at NIFS is Associate Professor Catherine Banet. The project will operate with a reference group composed of Norwegian authorities and industrial stakeholders.
Funding and duration
The project has been allocated 9.9 million NOK by the Norwegian Research Council under the CLIMIT programme (Social science research on carbon capture and storage). The project duration is October 2021- December 2025.