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Enabling a low-carbon economy via hydrogen and CCS (Elegancy)

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law has recently joined as partner in the Elegancy project. The project is part of the Institute's portfolio of environmentally friendly energy research.

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About the project

CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) is the only technology that can significantly reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Without CCS, it will be difficult to keep the global temperature rise within the limits laid down in the Paris agreement. CCS is also the only way to achieve significant emission cuts in, for example, the steel and cement industry and the petrochemical industry.

Interdisciplinary project

Associate Professor Catherine Banet will lead the legal research in the project, in close cooperation with coordinator Sintef Energy Research. In addition, several Norwegian partners from industry are involved in the project, such as Gassnova, Statoil and Aker Solutions.  Catherine Banet will contribute to the project with her expertise in energy and EU law, and administrative law.

A total of 22 partners are involved in the project.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ERA Net Cofund under grant agreement No 691712.

The programme started in 2017 and ends in 2020.


The ELEGANCY project will provide new solutions to key technical challenges for H2-CCS chains, including CO2 transport, injection and storage. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions and provide a more climate friendly environment.

The project aims to publish papers in high ranking international peer-reviewed journals. The scientific work will be presented at regular seminars at universities and research institutes during the project period.

Tags: co2, Energy Law, green energy, CCS
Published Dec. 8, 2017 3:50 PM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2018 2:11 PM


Associate professor Catherine Banet