ZEP is the technical adviser to the EU on the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) – a European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) under the Commission’s Strategic Energy Technologies Plan (SET-Plan). CCS and CCU will be essential for the European transition to net neutrality, ensuring that power generation and industrial processes are secure, reliable and sustainable
The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) met with Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Directors-General Mauro Petriccione of DG CLIMA and Ditte Juul-Jørgensen of DG ENER. The discussion focused on how CCS projects, CO2 infrastructure, and clean hydrogen can play an important role in decarbonising Europe and contribute to the European economic recovery. High-level representatives from the ZEP membership and beyond – presented their ‘shovel-ready’ projects and how they can support Europe’s post-pandemic recovery plan and the EU’s target to become climate-neutral by 2050.
Today, ZEP & high-level industry representatives met with @TimmermansEU to present shovel-ready #CCS projects & discuss how these projects, CO2 infrastructure & clean hydrogen can support Europe’s post-pandemic recovery plan https://t.co/cAp3xb9rhg
For the EU, #CO2Transport infrastructure is a no-regret investment opportunity that would support production of early, large volumes of clean #hydrogen & deliver CO2 removals, allowing the EU to become a global leader in low-carbon economic growth https://t.co/qH9DkfwhmA (5/5)
Once cross-border #CO2 infrastructure is in place, the production of early volumes of clean #hydrogen from natural gas with #CCS can be initiated, paving the way for a clean hydrogen economy 🌱💨 https://t.co/qH9DkfwhmA (4/5)
The 1⃣st #InnovationFund call for large-scale projects is open!
€1 billion of 🇪🇺 funding is available to bring to the market innovative #CleanTech that will green our energy & industry for a #ClimateNeutralEU 🌱
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