CO2 infrastructure, CCS, CCU and hydrogen should be at the core of a truly integrated, climate-neutral energy system.

The European Commission has recently released a Communication on An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration, outlining how a climate-neutral energy system should be developed and what steps Europe needs to take to deliver on this promise. To achieve the EU’s objective of becoming climate-neutral by 2050 in a cost-effective way, all low-carbon technologies, such as CCS and CCU, that are scientifically proven and readily available, should be deployed. The strategy for Energy System Integration also takes the view that a technology-neutral approach should be privileged to deliver a net-zero compliant energy system.