North-South-East-West: building political support for CCS and CCU in Europe

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:30

Carbon Capture Storage and/or Utilisation (CCUS) is increasingly being acknowledged as a necessary tool to achieve the decarbonisation of the European economy by 2050. CCUS technologies have a role to play in facilitating the Just Transition, enabling skilled jobs in high-emitting industries to be retained, and allowing workers in oil and gas to apply their skills in the CO₂ transport and storage sector. At the moment, the majority of mature CCUS projects in Europe have been developed in Northern and Western European countries. However, CCUS could constitute a valuable tool in the decarbonisation of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as well as Southern European economies. In the context of the EU Green Deal renewed interest in the deployment of CCUS technologies across different regions in Europe is being observed. The event focused on CCUS development across Europe and the role of national, regional and local actors in supporting this development.

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  • 10.00 Introduction, Chair Hans Bolscher (Trinomics)
  • 10.10 The role of CCUS in decarbonisation of the European Economy, Chris Bolesta, DG ENER
  • 10.20 CCS in Central Eastern Europe: setting the scene -Michal Wendolowski, Bellona
  • 10.40 CCUS and the PYCASSO project, Benoit De Guillebon, APESA
  • 11.00 CCUS in France –Isabelle Czernichowski-Lauriol, BRGM
  • 11.20 The changing support for CCUS in Germany – Prof. Hans-Joachim Kümpel, German Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech)
  • 11.40 CCUS in Poland – Aleksander Śniegocki, WiseEuropa
  • 12.00 CCUS in Switzerland – Marian Krüger, KVA Linth
  • 12.20 Final remarks and closing

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