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103, 2021

Infographic – Europe needs robust accounting for carbon dioxide removal

March 1st, 2021|

This infographic summarises ZEP's report 'Europe needs robust accounting for carbon dioxide removal', produced by ZEP's Temporary Working Group on Carbon Dioxide Removal. The report provides a definition of carbon dioxide removal (based on the four principles presented in the previous ZEP report ‘Europe needs a definition of carbon dioxide removal’) that defines a screening process to identify whether CCS and CCU projects may lead to CDR and outlines the factors that need to be considered when assessing a project’s potential for CDR.

103, 2021

Infographic – The crucial role of low-carbon hydrogen production to achieve Europe’s climate ambition

March 1st, 2021|

This infographic summarises ZEP's report 'The crucial role of low-carbon hydrogen production to achieve Europe’s climate ambition: A technical assessment', produced by ZEP’s Temporary Working Group on Hydrogen. The report focuses on the need for blue hydrogen and considers production techniques, costs, scalability, and emissions reduction potential. It also emphasises the need for investment in shared infrastructure networks for both CO2 and hydrogen and also includes recommendations for policymakers.

1401, 2021

The crucial role of low-carbon hydrogen production to achieve Europe’s climate ambition: A technical assessment

January 14th, 2021|

This report from ZEP's Temporary Working Group on Hydrogen focuses on the need for blue hydrogen and considers production techniques, costs, scalability, and emissions reduction potential. The report emphasises the need for investment in shared infrastructure networks for both CO2 and hydrogen and also includes recommendations for policymakers.

1401, 2021

Europe needs robust accounting for Carbon Dioxide Removal

January 14th, 2021|

This report from Temporary Working Group Carbon Dioxide Removal provides a definition of carbon dioxide removal, based on the four principles presented in the previous ZEP report ‘Europe needs a definition of carbon dioxide removal’, that defines a screening process to identify whether CCS and CCU projects may lead to CDR and outlines the factors that need to be considered when assessing a project’s potential for CDR.

2310, 2020

Infographic – Revision of the TEN-E Regulation

October 23rd, 2020|

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.

2310, 2020

Infographic – European Strategy for Energy System Integration

October 23rd, 2020|

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.

210, 2020

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

October 2nd, 2020|

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. 

210, 2020

Infographic – Europe needs a definition of Carbon Dioxide Removal

October 2nd, 2020|

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.

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