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ECCSEL European Workshop

ECCSEL European Workshop

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Industrial decarbonisation and beyond: CCUS perspectives in Europe and the role of ECCSEL ERIC European Research Infrastructure

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Objective of the workshop:

In this event, we will discuss current developments in Europe on Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) in order to tackle irreducible CO2 emissions of the European industrial system. The role of ECCSEL ERIC, the European Research Infrastructure on CCUS, distributed in five Member States, and its relevance to potential new member countries, will be highlighted. ECCSEL is recognised by the SET Plan as ’a world-class research infrastructure facilitating ambitious R&D activities, European industrial initiatives, and education of specialists for the new CCUS industry.’

Agenda highlights:

Welcome coffee (09:30-10:00)

Morning session: Launch of ECCSEL ERIC White Paper (10:00-12:00)

  • Welcome and introduction
  • CCUS as a solution to industrial decarbonisation

Keynote 1 – European Parliament

Keynote 2 – European Commission

Keynote 3 – Industry

  • ECCSEL ERIC Whitepaper and the need for common investments in the European CCUS Research Infrastructure
  • Panel discussion

Lunch break (12:00-13:00)

Afternoon session: National efforts to enable CCUS deployment and the role of ECCSEL ERIC (13:00-16:30)

  • Perspectives of the ECCSEL ERIC founding countries: Norway (seat), France, Italy, the Netherlands, UK
  • Perspectives of other European countries that might be interested to join ECCSEL
  • Roundtable with Ministry, Industry, Research and ECCSEL representatives
  • Conclusions and recommendations on the use and further development of ECCSEL ERIC to accelerate the development and deployment of CCUS in Europe

The detailed agenda is available on the ECCSEL website.

Participants can attend online or in person, for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon.

Context

In response to the urgency of climate change mitigation, CO2 Capture, Storage and Use (CCUS) is called upon in carbon neutrality scenarios, in addition to energy sobriety, efficiency and renewable energies. CCUS is needed to avoid irreducible CO2 emissions from industrial facilities as well as to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, when combined with bio-energy (BECCS) or direct air capture (DACCS). Many options for CO2 capture, transport, storage, and utilisation are possible, therefore the best scenarios for CCUS development and deployment must be elaborated taking into account the specificities and needs of territories. Synergies between CCUS, hydrogen and renewable energies can be sought.

The European Green Deal is counting on CCUS to help achieve its goals. The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) has set up a specific Implementation Working Group on CCS and CCU. Horizon Europe, EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation until 2027, is supporting CCUS including through European partnerships, such as the Clean Energy Transition Partnership (CETP), in which the EU, national authorities and/or the private sector jointly commit to support the development and implementation of a programme of research and innovation activities.

ECCSEL, the European CCUS Research Infrastructure, is recognised by the SET Plan as ’a world-class research infrastructure facilitating ambitious R&D activities, European industrial initiatives, and education of specialists for the new CCUS industry.’

ECCSEL is a legal entity created in 2017, with ERIC statutes (European Research Infrastructure Consortium), and a seat and Operations Centre in Norway. ECCSEL’s founding members are France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and UK. Additional member countries are welcome to strengthen and better balance the development of the European Research Area. Each member country is represented by a National Node. ECCSEL is currently made up of more than 80 leading facilities on CO2 capture, transport, storage, and use, provided by over 20 European institutions from the member countries. For the complete catalogue of facilities, please visit: www.eccsel.org. The ECCSEL facilities are currently available and open for access by researchers and the industrial community across the globe.

This workshop is organised in the framework of the ECCSELERATE project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871143.

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