SINTEF AS is a part of the SINTEF Foundation, the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. SINTEF Industry (SINTEF IND, former SINTEF Materials and Chemistry), is an Institute within SINTEF AS, which offers high competence in materials technology, biotechnology, petroleum technology, applied chemistry and applied biology. SINTEF IND has been involved in several EU projects as well as national research projects on CO2 capture and storage supported by international industrial partners.
SINTEF’s Chemical and Environmental Process Engineering group at the Department of Process Technology will be the main contributor to the LAUNCH project, working closely with the Environmental Engineering project group at the Department of Chemical Engineering at NTNU. The two groups form a world-leading team on CO2 capture related to chemical absorption. They will have at their disposal a broad range of high-quality experimental equipment for solvent characterisation. The group will also collaborate with the Mass Spectrometry group at the Department of Biotechnology and Nanomedicine at SINTEF IND.