New digital course: Carbon Capture, Ultilization and Storage (CCUS)

The world is facing tough climate challenges and the energy situation in the world is changing rapidly. In order to achieve the UN goal of reliable and sustainable energy for all, energy conversion and reduction of CO2 emissions are crucial. How can we reduce CO2 emissions fast enough? Can CO2 management technology become part of the solution to the emissions challenge?

Within CO2 capture, use and storage (CCUS), the main goal is to develop and improve technologies that contribute to emission reductions. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that 75% of energy consumption in 2035 will be based on fossil fuels. The use of CO2 for the extraction of fossil fuels and simultaneous storage will be possible on a large scale, if economic viability attracts large industrial players.

Course content

The course will give examples of activities aimed at field pilots, where technologies such as injection of CO2 foam in oil fields and new carbon-neutral technologies for gas production have shown that the industry can participate in CCUS also on a commercial basis. Another interesting possibility that will be discussed is the production of hydrogen (H2) from natural gas, where handling and storage of the by-product CO2, as well as intermediate storage of hydrogen, are part of the value chain.

Experienced and dedicated lecturers will hire course participants throughout the CCUS value chain, with emphasis on the following main topics:

  • Energy and climate perspective
  • Technology for CO2 capture and shipping
  • Low emission solutions when using CO2 in petroleum production
  • CO2 storage in the North Sea
  • Hydrogen and CO2 management

How is the course structured?

The course is 100% online and all teaching takes place in English via UiB’s digital learning platform Mitt UiB.

The course goes over 10 weeks and is divided into a total of 10 shorter blocks. A new block is posted every week over the course period. The course participants can decide for themselves when they want to work on the course content.

Each block consists of a collection of shorter videos (3-15 minutes) within specific topics. After each video, the course participants will go through a quiz with questions about the content. After some of the completed blocks, the course participants are asked to write a reflection note or solve assignments about the academic content of the block. Discussions and cooperation between course participants is facilitated.

Course participants can expect to spend approximately 8 hours per week to complete the course.

Appllication to the course

Please apply to the course through this link: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=9894664

Course start up: 01.03.2021

Application deadline: 24.02.2021

For any questions, please contact: else.johannesen@uib.no