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2505, 2020

ZEP Position Paper: A new long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future

May 25th, 2020|

CO2 underground storage is a safe and mature technology ready for broad implementation, as evidenced by over twenty years of successful storage offshore in Norway, combined with more recent onshore storage in Canada and the USA. In Europe, CCS benefits from a clear set of regulations and requirements under the 2009 EU CO2 Storage Directive that ensure the identification of appropriate storage sites and the safety of subsequent operation.

2005, 2020

A CCS industry to support a low-carbon European economic recovery and deliver sustainable growth

May 20th, 2020|

Europe and the world are facing an unparalleled economic crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Large public investments will need to be mobilised over

911, 2019

CCS and CCU in the JRC Science for Policy Report: The POTEnCIA Central scenario: An EU energy outlook to 2050

November 9th, 2019|Tags: |

The JRC POTEnCIA Central Scenario describes the evolution of the EU energy system from 2018- 2050 based the policy landscape at the end of 2017. The objective of the report is to purely serve as a reference document to which future policy targets or reporting can be compared against. This was performed not only Europe wide but individually for each member state, and the report provides detailed graphics of each member state. Furthermore, this report highlights the disparity between EU and Member State ambition and the policy framework which underpins those ambitions.

1510, 2019

ZEP Policy Brief: CO2 Capture Rates in the Context of EU Energy Systems Modelling

October 15th, 2019|Tags: |

In the past, when CCS was discussed as the main option to decarbonise coal-fired power plants, a CO2 capture rate of 90% was adopted as standard, regardless of the technology type, the location or fuel type. However, this standard value, adopted so ubiquitously, is actually an artificial limit.