FOV secures financing in significant boost for waste-to-energy and CCS
FOV's waste-to-energy plant

Plans for the world’s first full-scale commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) operation at a waste-to-energy plant are back on track following a full financing agreement and new shareholders at our member Fortum Oslo Varme (FOV).

CCS/CCUS a winner in first Innovation Fund round for large-scale projects
BASF's Verbund site at Antwerp, Belgium

The European Union has expressed its confidence in carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), with CCS/CCUS projects faring well in the first Innovation Fund awards for large projects.

Four of the seven successful initiatives – which will together share some €1.1bn - involve CCS/CCUS, the Commission said.

Carbfix honoured at COP26 with EU Innovation Fund grant

Our member Carbfix has become one of the first three organisations to receive funding from the European Union’s important Innovation Fund.

Project ACCSESS to trial new capture system and bring CCS to eastern Europe

Three of our members are involved in a significant new Horizon 2020 project which will trial a new enzyme-based CO2 post-combustion capture system and involve the first industrial CCS pilot in eastern Europe.

Acorn Project gains momentum with new customers and Shell partnership

Our member the Acorn CCS Project has moved decisively forward, signing up several prospective customers, and agreeing financial and operational agreements with Shell, a global pioneer of CCS. Its efforts mean a Scottish CCS Cluster, bringing together a wide range is stakeholders, is gaining considerable traction.

Porthos project secures up to €2.1bn from Dutch government

The Porthos project has taken a significant step forward, with its four prospective customers winning a grant of up to €2.1bn from the Dutch government.

EU to launch second Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects

The European Union is planning to launch the second Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects on 26 October, with financing of up to €1.5bn set to be available.

Unlike the first round, the application and selection process will have only one stage. Otherwise, the methodology for assessing projects will remain largely similar to the first call, the EU said. However, call documents have been improved to make the process clearer for applicants.

Carbon removal: a crucial yet confusing element of climate mitigation
Biomass and carbon capture and storage graphic

In our latest 'Hot Topics' discussion piece, Mark Preston Aragonès, policy advisor at Bellona Europa, explores rising interest in carbon dioxide removal and the opportunities and dangers this presents.

ECCSEL ERIC funding will give industry access to ‘new frontier’ facilities
Map of ECCSEL members

ECCSELERATE is to launch two calls offering funding for access to ECCSEL ERIC’s world-class carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) research infrastructure.

Fortum Oslo Varme’s CCS project takes important step forward

Fortum Oslo Varme’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has moved a step closer to realisation after being shortlisted for financing from the EU’s €10bn Innovation Fund.