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Infographic – Revision of the TEN-E Regulation

This infographic summarises ZEP's response to the revision of the Trans-European Energy Infrastructure (TEN-E) regulation. ZEP supports the European Union’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050, defined as net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To this end, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) technologies play a crucial role. As geological storage sites are not evenly distributed among member states, the large-scale deployment of cross-border, European CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is crucial to reach the European Union’s objective of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. This infrastructure will enable clean, competitive energy and industrial sectors, early large-scale clean hydrogen and, not least, the delivery of significant volumes of carbon emission reductions and removals.

2020-10-26T15:59:27+00:00October 23rd, 2020|ZEP reports|

Infographic – European Strategy for Energy System Integration

This infographic summarises ZEP's response to the 'Roadmap on Strategy for Energy System Integration'. ZEP supports the EU’s objective of climate neutrality by 2050. While designing a strategy for a net-zero compliant energy system, ZEP believes that a technology-neutral approach should be privileged. All low-carbon technologies, such as CCS and CCU, that are scientifically proven and readily available, should be deployed to support a cost-efficient trajectory to climate neutrality.

2020-10-26T15:59:36+00:00October 23rd, 2020|ZEP reports|

Infographic – A Trans-European CO2 Transportation Infrastructure for CCUS: Opportunities & Challenges

This infographic summarises the ZEP report 'A Trans-European CO2 Transportation Infrastructure for CCUS: Opportunities & Challenges'. This report looks at the challenges and opportunities for CO2 transport in Europe, including pipelines and other modes of transport. It provides an overview of CO2 transportation, particularly in industrial clusters, and highlights the importance of developing dedicated business models, as well as enabling policy framework, for CO2 transportation. This report is particularly relevant in the context of the European Green Deal, as CO2 infrastructure is crucial to deliver large-scale decarbonisation across industry and energy sectors, which will be necessary to achieve climate-neutrality. 

2020-10-26T15:59:43+00:00October 2nd, 2020|ZEP reports|

Infographic – Europe needs a definition of Carbon Dioxide Removal

This infographic summarises ZEP report 'Europe needs a definition of Carbon Dioxide Removal'. This report provides clear and concise definitions of commonly used terms around Carbon Dioxide Removal, to give an overview of existing technologies and their potential for emissions reduction, to identify some examples of European industrial plants that could go carbon negative and to advocate for European CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, a real enabler for large-scale carbon dioxide removals.

2020-10-26T15:59:47+00:00October 2nd, 2020|ZEP reports|

Infographic – A method to calculate the positive effects of CCS and CCU on climate change

This infographic summarises ZEP report 'A method to calculate the positive effects of CCS and CCU on climate change'. The value of CCS and CCU projects to climate change mitigation is crucial, however, how to assess the added value, to be more exact, is complex. There are many factors that could play a major role, such as which boundary conditions and assumptions to use. With this report, we are introducing three fundamental characteristics for the classification of technologies for climate change abatement of CCU and CCS projects: mitigation effect, net energy consumption, and implementation period. This report also includes examples showing the value of this concept.

2020-10-26T15:59:51+00:00October 2nd, 2020|ZEP reports|

PRESS RELEASE – CCS and CCU among low-carbon technologies to be developed and tested at scale over the next decade

The European Commission today presented their plan to increase the EU’s 2030 target for emission reduction to at least 55%, up from 40%. This ambitious revision of the target would further support Europe’s commitment to become climate-neutral by 2050, in line with the European Green Deal. The EU Commission has indicated that carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies will play an important role in ensuring that a 55% reduction in emissions can be met, particularly as a solution for the industrial transition towards net-zero. CCS and CCU technologies can contribute considerably to reducing emissions from energy-intensive and difficult-to-decarbonise industries, while safeguarding industrial activity, maintaining jobs, and boosting economic growth.

2020-10-06T13:34:41+00:00September 17th, 2020|News|

A method to calculate the positive effects of CCS and CCU on climate change

The value of CCS and CCU projects to climate change mitigation is crucial, however, how to assess the added value, to be more exact, is complex. There are many factors that could play a major role, such as which boundary conditions and assumptions to use. With this report, we are introducing three fundamental characteristics for the classification of technologies for climate change abatement of CCU and CCS projects: mitigation effect, net energy consumption, and implementation period. This report also includes examples showing the value of this concept.

2020-08-11T13:40:29+00:00July 15th, 2020|News, ZEP reports|

Europe needs a definition of Carbon Dioxide Removal

This report provides clear and concise definitions of commonly used terms around Carbon Dioxide Removal, to give an overview of existing technologies and their potential for emissions reduction, to identify some examples of European industrial plants that could go carbon negative and to advocate for European CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, a real enabler for large-scale carbon dioxide removals.

2020-08-11T13:35:33+00:00July 14th, 2020|News, ZEP reports|

PRESS RELEASE – ZEP and industry stakeholders present shovel-ready CCS projects to EVP Timmermans

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.

2020-07-14T10:57:18+00:00July 9th, 2020|News|

A Trans-European CO2 Transportation Infrastructure for CCUS: Opportunities & Challenges

This report looks at the challenges and opportunities for CO2 transport in Europe, including pipelines and other modes of transport. It provides an overview of CO2 transportation, particularly in industrial clusters, and highlights the importance of developing dedicated business models, as well as enabling policy framework, for CO2 transportation. This report is particularly relevant in the context of the European Green Deal, as CO2 infrastructure is crucial to deliver large-scale decarbonisation across industry and energy sectors, which will be necessary to achieve climate-neutrality. 

2020-08-14T13:08:09+00:00July 1st, 2020|News, ZEP reports|
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