Equinor and Microsoft collaborate on Norway CCS project
16 October, 2020
Microsoft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Equinor to explore transportation and storage of captured carbon dioxide (CO₂) as the software giant seeks to reduce its carbon emissions.
Microsoft will serve as the technology partner of the Northern Lights project, which is part of the Norwegian full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project Langskip (Longship), supported by the Government of Norway.
The project will initially include capture of CO₂ from Norwegian industrial capture sources. It features transportation, receipt and permanent storage of CO₂ in a reservoir in the northern North Sea.
Under the MoU, Equinor and Microsoft will explore ways of integrating the tech firm’s digital expertise into the project, using Northern Lights’ CO₂ transport and storage facility as part of the company’s portfolio of carbon capture, transportation and storage projects.
The final investment decision is anticipated in late 2020.