On May 2nd, CCUS Zen held the first workshop focused on legal and regulatory issues. The presentation focused on international and regional instruments with bearing on CCS operations. It was followed by workshop discussions with a focus on hubs and clusters related issues. The discussion elicited views and concerns, as well as potential steps forward to overcoming barriers. .
On 23-24 May Alla Shogenova and Kazbulat Shogenov from TalTech (WP3 leader) and Cathrine Ringstad from SINTEF (WP1 leader) participated in the 2nd European Underground Energy Storage Workshop (UESW) in Paris and made three oral and one poster presentation acknowledging the CCUS ZEN project.
Fifty researchers and industrial stakeholders from 25 countries, including EU countries, Norway, UK, Turkey, Albania, North Macedonia and USA, took part in the workshop.
We profile Eirik Falck da Silva, our project coordinator
In our relatively young carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry, Eirik Falck da Silva, our project coordinator, can be considered a veteran.
Looking through ads for PhDs back home while working as a research scientist for Mitsubishi Chemicals in Japan, he settled on an opportunity to study carbon capture at his alma mater the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
As part of its mission to accelerate the roll out of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) in Europe, CCUS ZEN will this year identify two industrial clusters suitable for deployment of CCUS, one in the Mediterranean and one in the Baltic region.
To meet the challenging targets of the Paris Agreement, global CO2 emissions must be reduced by 50-85 percent by 2050. A large part of the CO2 emissions in Europe comes from industry. Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) can play a crucial role in ensuring that energy-intensive industries and the power sector in Europe are able to transition to climate neutrality, and for the EU to be able to deliver on its net-zero commitments.