The role of CCS in the Green Deal - Webinar by Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 16:30

The EU Green Deal expects that the European economy becomes climate neutral by 2050, and a 55% reduction of greenhouse gases is required by 2030 in the associated Climate Target Plan. There is a broad agreement across public, stakeholder and international analyses of EU decarbonisation pathways that CCS will be needed at scale to decarbonise energy intensive industries - some of those also suggest that blue hydrogen will play an important role in the coming decades. Some analysis also sees conventional electricity generation retrofitted with CCS providing backup capacity for predominantly renewables-based power systems. This webinar will show how the EU is supporting CCS, incl. the regulatory means and funding programmes.


Agenda and speakers: (all times CET)

  • 15:30 - Welcome by CEM CCUS Initiative
  • Stig Svenningsen, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Norway
  • 15:35 - The Role of CCS in the EU Green Deal
    • A short overview – Peter Horvath, DG Energy
    • CCS in the EU Green Deal – Jan Steinkohl, DG Energy
    • Horizon Europe: Support for research and innovation – Vassilios Kougionas, DG Research
    • Connecting Europe Facility: Towards a European CO2 network – Katrien Prins, DG Energy
    • Innovation Fund: Rolling out advanced projects – Maria Velkova, DG Clima
  • 16:00 - Panel discussion and Q&A with audience
  • 16:30 - End of webinar

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