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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage - a Norwegian Conference in Portugal

Speakers at the conference© Altera Infrastructure
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage, or CCUS, is needed for Europe to meets its targets to cut emissions in line with the targets. But what is it?  Together with Altera Infrastructure and the Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon, Innovation Norway organised a conference on CCUS in Portugal. Learn about CCUS, the latest developments in Norway and the potential for scaling up the solutions in Portugal. 

Both the EU and Norway recognise that CCUS is needed to cut emissions, but the solution remains unknown and developments in technology are rapid. See the latest developments and why Portugal might be the place for scaling.

Programme recordings

Click on the links to YouTube below to see the parts of the conference that you find most interesting.


Cooperation between Portugal and Norway on Climate Action Initiatives (H.E. Ambassador Tove Bruvik Westberg – Norwegian Ambassador in Lisbon)

CCS’ Role in Decarbonisation (Tor Syverud, EVP New Ventures at Altera Infrastructure)

Climate Actions in Portugal (Nuno Lacasta, CEO at the Portuguese Environment Agency)

Galp Energy Transition Strategy (Lee Hodder, Head of Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer)


CCUS Roadmap (Patricia Fortes, Researcher at the CENSE research Center)

Decarbonization process applied in the complex of Repsol Polimeros Sines (Salvador Ruiz, Diretor Geral, Repsol Polimeros)

Innovation Norway activities on the green transition, CCS and partnership (Magnar Ødelien, Director EEA and Norway Grants at Innovation Norway)

Large-scale, maritime CCS infrastructure, Stella Maris CCS (Johanne Koll-Hansen Bø, Vice President and Head of CCS at Altera Infrastructure)

Scaling up Carbon Capture (Hisham Albaroudi, Manager at Baker Hughes)

Northern Lights - the world’s first open-source CO2 transport and storage infrastructure (Aslak Hellestø, Business Advisor at Northern Lights JV)

CCUS Regulatory Framework – status and way forward (Ingvild Ombudstvedt, Owner and lawyer at IOM Law)

Why CCS is part of the solution (Eivind Berstad, Team Lead CCS at Bellona Foundation)

How to enable a European CO2 transport and storage network (Lina Strandvåg Nagell, Senior Manager Projects & EU Policy, Bellona Europe)

Financing CCUS – Opportunities and Challenges (Ralf Rank, Managing Partner at Brookfield Asset Management)

Closing session (Johanne Bø, Altera Infrastructure)

Are you a Norwegian business interested in the Portuguese Market?

The Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon and Innovation Norway have made a course on Portugal for Norwegian actors. The course gives an introduction to the Portuguese market, the opportunities within renewable energy and other relevant industries for collaboration.

See the course here: Eksport til Portugal, digitalt kurs.

Cooperation between Norway and Portugal

The conference was organised by Altera Infrastructure in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon and Innovation Norway.

Innovation Norway are otherwise involved in two programmes financed by the EEA and Norway Grants in Portugal. The Grants are the contribution from Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein to reducing social and economic disparities and strengthening European cooperation.

Portugal - Blue Growth Innovation and SMEs

Portugal - Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy

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