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Aker Carbon Capture


Aker Carbon Capture is a dedicated carbon capture technology company striving to mitigate the environmental cost of industry for a brighter, more sustainable future. Our solutions, services and technologies cover the entire CCUS value chain from capture, transport, utilization through to storage of CO2 and enhanced oil recovery (EOR).  We serve a range of industries with carbon emissions, including oil and gas, cement, waste-to-energy and steel. We have more than two decades of experience and technology development through our legacy as part of the Aker Group.

Representative member: 

Jon Christopher Knudsen, Chief Commercial Officer

ECRA - European Cement Research Academy


The European Cement Research Academy was founded in 2003 as a platform to enable the European cement industry to support and undertake research activities within the context of the production of cement and its application in concrete. ECRA's mission is to advance innovation in the field of sustainable development and to communicate the latest knowledge and research findings in cement and concrete technology.

With a membership of over 45 leading cement producers and technology providers worldwide, ECRA is regarded as a research body with a high level of competence and has been researching in the field of carbon capture since 2007,with a strong focus on oxyfuel technology.

ECRA lays great emphasis on the global perspective of its research and on sustainability. This implies that not only CO₂ emissions as such, but also the huge energy demands for operating CCS plants are taken into account. It is already clear that capturing CO₂ in cement plants is technically feasible. The question of what to do with the captured CO₂, however, remains. ECRA’s current main research focus is therefore to highlight the topic of CO₂ infrastructure, which is fundamental in order to enable captured CO₂ to be safely transported from its source to suitable storage sites or utilisation plants.

Representative member: 

Global CO2 Initiative

Our mission is to get CO2 capture and use recognised and implemented as a mainstream climate solution. This requires leading and accelerating the world in building a marketplace to capture and transform CO2  into commercially sustainable products that harness 4 gigatonnes per year.

As a global umbrella organisation, we convene and accelerate research, development and deployment by working with research organisations (academic, government, and commercial) and funding sources (angels, institutional, government, and commercial) throughout the world.

We lead other organisations worldwide by engaging all stakeholders in the ecosystem to:

- Develop the educational discipline of carbon capture and utilisation

- Create the global standard tools that accelerate a system-level process of technology assessment

- Accelerate the translation of research to development and market introduction and broad-scale deployment

Representative member: 

GRTgaz S.A.


GRTgaz is a European leader in the transportation of gas and a world expert in gas systems. In France, the company operates over 32,000 km of underground pipelines to transport gas from suppliers to the consumers connected to its network (including public distribution operators who serve municipalities, power plants and over 700 industrial sites).

GRTgaz performs public service missions aimed at guaranteeing the continuity of supply and offers its customers access to the network, and to improved energy performance. With its subsidiaries Elengy, a leader in LNG terminal services in Europe, and GRTgaz Deutschland, an operator of the MEGAL transport network in Germany, GRTgaz plays a key role on the European gas infrastructure scene. It exports its know-how internationally, thanks in large part to the services developed by its research center, RICE (Research and Innovation Center for Energy).

As an actor in energy transition, GRTgaz is investing in innovative solutions to accommodate a maximum amount of renewable gases, including hydrogen, on its network, thereby supporting these new sectors and contributing to achieving carbon neutrality. Follow on Twitter @GRTgaz, Instagram and Facebook.



LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and active in four business segments: cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and solutions & products. It is our ambition to lead the industry in reducing carbon emissions and accelerating the transition towards low-carbon construction. With the strongest R&D organisation in the industry and by being at the forefront of innovation in building materials we seek to constantly introduce and promote high-quality and sustainable building materials and solutions to our customers worldwide.

LafargeHolcim is working on a number of CCU/S pilot projects so that it can replicate the best solutions across its 270 sites. Working with other multinationals as well as start-ups, the pilots are evaluated in terms of cost, technical feasibility, compatibility with CO2 usage opportunities and other aspects of viability and scalability. Our objective is to develop a handful of solutions for use and storage that can be combined in different ways and environments. However, no single solution will be perfectly scalable as different environments present different conditions, from local partners to geological conditions that are favourable for storage.

LafargeHolcim is currently spearheading over twenty CCU/S projects in the US, Canada and Europe, placing the company at the forefront of low-carbon construction.

Oficemen - The Spanish Cement Association


The Spanish Cement Association, Oficemen, is a private non-profit association representing an industry with a calling to serve the public, responsible to society and, above all, with a great respect for the environment. Oficemen has maintained an uninterrupted activity since 1925, being one of the oldest business association in Spain.

All the firms devoted to the comprehensive production of cement that have manufacturing plants in Spain form part of Oficemen. Nowadays, the cement industry in Spain is formed by nine business groups and 33 integral cement plants located all over the territory with a production capacity of 32.5 million tonnes of clinker per year.

We endeavour to position ourselves as a modern and efficient sector, a benchmark on a domestic and international level and as a sector that treats people with respect. We also support innovation and sustainable development, working in close collaboration with the Public Authorities, social agents and other industrial sectors, and helping to boost the Spanish economy.

Representative member: 

Pedro Mora, Technical Director of Oficemen