As the leading marine geophysical service provider committed to sustainable business practices, Polarcus believes that Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) plays a vital role in solving our planet’s climate challenges. Polarcus has conducted several large-scale CCS projects, and has also funded and collaborated in research programs on the topic.
In 2010, Polarcus successfully conducted two pilot CCS projects for Gassnova, the Norwegian state enterprise for CCS offshore Norway. The total size of both projects was over 1,000 sq. km.
In 2011, Polarcus conducted research with Cambridge Carbon Capture Ltd (CCC) to develop carbon mineralization technology. While the University collaboration was fruitful and truly innovative, the results indicated that such technology was more sustainable for onshore CCS processes.
The latest CCS project Polarcus conducted was for the government entity CarbonNet, offshore Australia. The project investigated the potential for establishing a commercial-scale CCS network. The network would bring together multiple carbon dioxide capture projects in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, transporting CO2 via a shared pipeline and injecting it into deep underground, offshore storage sites in Bass Strait.