Carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS)

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content


The course will provide perspective on climate and energy transition and insight into technologies for carbon capture, utilization, and storage.



The world is facing tough climate challenges and the global energy situation is changing rapidly. If we are to achieve the UN goal of reliable and sustainable energy for all, energy transition and reduction of CO2 emissions are crucial. How can we reduce CO2 emissions fast enough? Can CCUS become part of the solution to the challenge?


In this course, we will discuss the above questions and key topics within CO2 capture utilization and storage (CCUS) where the main goal is to develop and improve technologies that contribute to cut emissions.


The course will give examples of field pilots where technologies such as injection of CO2-foam in oil fields and new carbon-neutral technologies for gas production have shown that the industry can participate in CCUS projects with commercial motives. Another interesting possibility is the production of hydrogen (H2) from natural gas, where handling and storage of the by-product CO2, as well as intermediate storage of hydrogen, are part of the value chain.

Learning Outcomes


¿ Knowledge about carbon capture, utilization, and storage and its role in reducing emissions.

¿Knowledge about the different principles of CO2 capture

¿ Knowledge about new technologies for low carbon energy supply with CO2 capture and storage (CCUS)


The student should be able to:

¿ Understand and explain technology concepts for CCUS.

¿ Contribute to the implementation of CCUS projects.

¿ Contribute to the development of more sustainable technologies for energy supply.


General competence

¿ The student should be able to contribute in discussions and action for energy transition and carbon management.

ECTS Credits

3 studiepoeng

Level of Study


Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

Digital Canvas MittUiB
Required Previous Knowledge
Bachelordegre within technical fields.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Teaching and learning methods
The teaching will be fully digital and section-based. Sections will provide a collection of short videos / podcasts (7-10 minutes) within specific topics. After each video / podcast, the participants will answer a quiz with questions about its content. The course participant can move on to the next part within the same section after passing the quiz. Every new week a new section becomes available. Students can decide whenever they want to study. After completing a section, the course participant will be asked to write a reflection note, or hand inn an assignment connected to the content of the section. Teachers covering each section will be available through chat in open digital rooms for questions and discussion at scheduled times. Discussions and collaboration between course participants will be encouraged. The course runs over 10 weeks.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
It is a requirement that the students follow all teaching, as well as complete and get approved assignments.
Forms of Assessment
The form of assessment is:
  • Completion of all teaching
  • approved exercises
Grading Scale
The grading scale used is Passed/not passed.
Assessment Semester
Spring semester
Course Evaluation
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
Examination Support Material
Programme Committee
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses.
Course Coordinator
Contact information for the course coordinator is available at "Mitt UiB", alternatively contact the student advisor.
Course Administrator
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Technology are administratively responsible for the course.