In 2018, the IPCC 1.5°C Special Report and the European Commission’s strategic long-term vision “A Clean Planet for All” set the backdrop for discussions on how Europe can deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) will be a necessary part of the solution to deliver deep emission cuts in hard-to-abate sectors and to support the decarbonisation of Europe’s energy system. These technologies will be needed to reach net-zero emissions by the second half of the century.
This session is jointly hosted by the European Zero Emission Technology and Innovation Platform (ZEP), the Global CCS Institute and CO2 Value Europe – with support from IOGP and Energy Technologies Europe. The event aims to raise awareness and increase visibility of CCS and CCU to policymakers, as well as broadening the debate to a wide range of stakeholders. The session will highlight the role of CCS and CCU in the fight against climate change and why these safe, proven and available technologies must be supported and deployed by Europe today.
The session will begin with a number of presentations, which will focus on the potential, value and benefits of CCS and CCU for a number of vital sectors of Europe’s economy; in particular energy and emission-intensive industries. This part of the session will also look at the importance of CCS and CCU to produce low-carbon hydrogen, which will help to decarbonise natural gas, heat and transport.
The key thread that pulls all of this together is the development of shared CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, leading to the creation of CO2 clusters in major industrial European regions, such as the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp. The audience will hear from representatives of these two clusters regarding their current thinking on CCS and CCU and project proposals.
The session will start with remarks by Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of ZEP, the Secretary General of CO2 Value Europe and the Global CCS Institute. The presentations will then be followed by a short panel discussion, chaired by the Global CCS Institute. All speakers will be invited to take part in the panel and the audience will be given the opportunity to ask questions.