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Norway Initiates Carbon Capture Testing Program

4:59 AM MDT | July 31, 2008 | Alex Scott

  The Norwegian government has decided to press ahead with a major testing program for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The program will feature significant but undisclosed state funding. The R&D will be undertaken at a large-scale test facility to be built at Mongstad, on the west coast of Norway. CCS offers the potential for carbon dioxide to be contained rather than released to the atmosphere where it may contribute to global warming.   The Norwegian government has agreed to pay up to 80% of the costs to build and run the test facility, which is set...

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