What’s next?

There is an urgent need for more technical and comprehensive characterisation of potential CO2 storage sites – especially deep saline aquifers – EU-wide. If storage is not sufficiently proven then investors, including state-owned entities, will not have the confidence to commit to an initial pipeline infrastructure and the possibility of a rapid transition from demonstration to wide-scale deployment will be compromised. Indeed, potential storage sites should be identified as early as possible as the most critical element of a CCS project in order to avoid any time lost.

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