BREAKING: Major explosion at an experimental CCS facility in Norway

Massive explosion at the CCS plant

The Norwegian company Gassnova was testing a new chemical reaction at a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plant near Bergen, Norway. The aim was to achieve higher degree of compression with a better storage per volume ration.

When trying out the latest experimental protocol including new, undisclosed substances, an unforeseen chain of chemical reaction occurred resulting in this massive explosion.

This event is a massive blow to the hopes for current and future CCS plants around the world since many of them were already built with the assumption of this new technology becoming usable soon. Considering this effects it is fair to assume that no CCS projects are viable anymore for the next 10 years. How will this affect COP 25 in Cologne?


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