Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS): Time to inject a new sense of urgency?
The European Commission unveiled its 2050 climate strategy on November 28th, saying the transition to “a climate neutral economy” with net-zero emissions by mid-century will be positive for the economy, despite the significant additional investments it will require.
Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) systems play a key role in the technological efforts to mitigate emissions, particularly from heavy industries such as steel, chemicals and cement. However, both political will and financial means are necessary to get the first European demonstration projects up and running.
EURACTIV invites you to this high-level Stakeholder Workshop to discuss the opportunities for CCUS on the road to 2050.
Questions will include:
- Why should Member States support CCUS?
- Can CCUS help decarbonise the heat and power sectors?
- What are the challenges and hurdles towards implementation?
- Is business ready to deliver?
EURACTIV Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels
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Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from non-trading sectors, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Chris Davies MEP, European Parliament
Imke Lübbeke, Head of Unit, EU Climate and Energy Policy, European Policy Office, WWF
Syrie Crouch, Vice President, Venture Development for Upstream International, Shell
Frédéric Simon, Senior Editor, Energy and Environment, EURACTIV
12:00 – 12:30 Registration & Networking lunch
12:30 – 13:00 Opening statements
13:00 – 14:00 Discussion and Q&A
+32 (0) 2 788 36 93
The European Commission has clarified how it intends to support carbon capture and storage (CCS), a key technology in the fight against global warming, which supporters say will enable deep emission cuts in heavy industries such as cement, steel and petrochemicals.