Brussels, 15 February 2021 – The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) has welcomed three new members to the Platform: Clean Air Task Force, ExxonMobil and Fortum Oslo Varme.

Each member has appointed a representative to the ZEP Advisory Council: Lee Beck (CCUS Policy Innovation Director, Clean Air Task Force), Robin Clowes (Business Development Manager CCS, ExxonMobil) and Jannicke Gerner Bjerkås (Director CCS, Fortum Oslo Varme) have joined the Advisory Council, which meets quarterly to advise the Platform on strategic goals, to make decisions, and also acts as a focal point for developing a policy interface between platform operations and policy-making bodies.

ZEP supports the European Union’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050, defined as net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Working together with a broad, diverse membership base, ZEP aims to further support the development and deployment of CCS and CCU technologies in Europe. European CO2 infrastructure is crucial for all CO2 emitters across Europe to connect to safe, geological storage and can enable a cost-efficient transition to reach a climate-neutral economy, whilst safeguarding industrial activity, maintaining jobs, and boosting economic growth.

Dr Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of ZEP, stated: “With a new European Union target to reduce GHG emissions by 55% by 2030, there is an even greater role for CCS technologies to play in this decade to ensure reduced emissions from energy-intensive and difficult-to-decarbonise industries. As ZEP’s membership base grows, we see increased ambition and momentum across all industries and sectors in Europe to achieve these targets.”