Bellona Europa

Bellona is a non-profit organisation that aims to meet and fight the climate challenges through identifying and implementing sustainable environmental solutions. With 30 years of experience, it has an established and unique network both nationally and internationally. Bellona’s work has gained international attention within several disciplines, including CCS, with its advisors frequently serving as sources and experts on climate change issues both in national and international press. The office in Brussels was established in 1994 with the aim of influencing the processes in the EU so that the outcome is beneficial both for people and the environment.

Bellona are actively involved in the ZEP’s Network Technology Working Groups, which includes themes such as CCU and the Sink Factor Methodologies, the role of CCS in below 2°C scenarios and collaboration across the CCS value chain. Through the ZEP platform, Bellona has assisted in publishing reports and business models for CO2 transport and storage (“Market Makers”), hydrogen economy and how hydrogen and CCS can support advanced development of hydrogen electrolysis and renewables.

Bellona has participated in several European research projects, including ERA-NET ACT projects ALIGN and ACORN, and the Horizon2020 project CHEERS.

Jan-Justus Andreas, Policy Manager

Jan-Justus Andreas joined Bellona Europa in November 2017. His work focuses on the decarbonisation of the EU’s industries. Justus previously worked as a doctoral researcher at the Environment Department of the University of York, doing his PhD in Environmental Economics and Management. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) at King’s College London. Justus holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University, and an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College London.

Keith Whiriskey, Deputy Director

Keith Whiriskey has contributed to the Bellona foundation as a CCS specialist since 2011, where his fields of responsibility include the development of CCS in energy and industry policy along with lead authoring of Bellona publications. Keith holds an MSc in Carbon Capture and Storage from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc in Geology from the National University of Ireland. Keith has contributed to a diverse number of projects including, techno economic modelling of CCS deployment in Romania, Hungary and the Ukraine, CO2 capture technology assessments, CO2 storage characterisation, progressing enhanced oil recovery in the north sea, along with energy policy and economic incentives for CCS deployment. In 2018, Keith assumed the role of Deputy Director of Bellona Europa.