Stella Maris CCS - Carbon Capture and Storage


We are happy to announce that Altera Infrastructure together with our Partners is granted partial funding from Gassnova (Norwegian state enterprise to promote technology and competence within CCS) for our Stella Maris Feasibility Study project initiative. The Stella Maris (Star of the Seas) project covers large scale transport and injection of CO2 in subsea reservoirs/aquifers.

The case is based on shuttling batches of volumes around 50.000 m3, making the total amount of CO2 injected up to 10 million tons per year.

The basis for an international CCS market is The Paris Agreement regarding global warming (signed up by 175 nations) and the EU goal of being Carbon Neutral by 2050.

According to the UN Climate Panel, the capture, transport, and storage of CO2 emissions from industrial production is a key step in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. The storing can be done in a sustainable way by using a secure location, such as an offshore reservoir.

A number of dedicated CO2 storage reservoirs are identified on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and Altera Infrastructure with partners can now proceed to test the feasibility of plans to develop and manage the CCS chain, from loading at port, ship transport to field, offshore storage and continuous injection of CO2 volumes into the reservoir.

Partners: Gassnova,  Equinor, Total, SINTEF, TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH,  Moss Maritime,  SEVAN SSP,  DNV GL,  APL Norway AS