How to join

The CCUS Projects Network provides members from different sectors with the space and tools to share best practice and learn from each other’s experiences. A range of knowledge sharing activities and advice, plus access to a wide variety of information, aim to support your CCS or CCU project’s progression from development stage to commercial deployment.

Our activities cover:

• Technical set-up and performance

• Capital and operational cost levels

• Regulation, permitting and planning

• Health and safety issues

• Environmental impact

• Risk management

• Public engagement and communication strategies

Want to join us?

Existing and new CCUS projects are eligible to join the Network. There are membership criteria but the Secretariat will consider each project’s merits and benefits individually. To find out more, contact Liliana Guevara.

Benefits of membership

  • Sharing best practice
  • Sharing permitting and regulatory experiences
  • Access to dissemination & knowledge exchange expertise
  • Advice on public engagement & shared experience
  • Sharing problems & solutions
  • Leveraging funding
  • Engaging with funders
  • Influencing future funding
  • Brokerage between storage operators & CO2 emitters
  • Engaging with EU officials during knowledge exchange
  • Developing solutions to common problems
  • Members-access knowledge hub

Projects are expected to have:

  • a clear objective and plan to deploy, or enable deployment of, a substantial CCUS facility
  • potential to progress, contribute to or deliver at least one of the agreed targets, research and innovation or flagship activities of Europe’s SET plan
  • a dedicated project owner, and explicit support from industry when an industry is not the project owner
  • an understanding of the lifecycle impacts of their proposals and can show these are environmentally beneficial, and specifically beneficial to achieving substantial CO2 emission reductions
  • a commitment to strengthening Europe’s CCUS industry though sharing and absorbing knowledge
  • a commitment to public engagement and improving awareness and acceptance of CCUS

Project specific criteria:

  • Capture technologies should demonstrate a technology readiness level of 5 or above
  • Storage projects should involve clearly defined storage formations, which have either completed site characterisation and assessment or are in the process of doing so
  • Transport projects should have a clearly defined CO2 source and storage site
  • Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) should be approved by the Commission or be awaiting notification (PCIs in preparation may be considered).