CCS, CCU and European CO2 infrastructure: how low-carbon technologies can safeguard Europe’s industrial competitiveness.

The Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) welcomes the European Commission’s communications on a “New Industrial Strategy for Europe” and a “New Circular Economy Action Plan”, aligned with the objective of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by 2050.

The European Climate Law, as well as the final report on EU taxonomy, set an ambitious trajectory for all economic sectors to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 within the European Union. Most notably, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies are set to play a key role in the decarbonisation of industrial and energy-intensive sectors in Europe, enabling a just transition for European regions and citizens in a cost-efficient manner.