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About the Network

Sharing knowledge, transforming industry, reducing emissions

The CCUS Projects Network comprises and supports major industrial projects under way across Europe in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). Our Network aims to speed up delivery of these technologies, which the European Commission recognises as crucial to achieving 2050 climate targets.

Network Members

Discover the projects working towards tackling Europe’s emissions through carbon capture, utilisation and storage

Knowledge Hub

Access a range of shared knowledge, experience and advice to help drive forward CCUS deployment in Europe

CCUS in Europe

Find out how CCUS technology works, why Europe needs its rapid delivery and what progress has already been made

Latest news & events

The Carbon Capture Technology Conference & Expo

Advancing The Transition To Negative Carbon Emissions

Since the beginning of the industrial era, carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere have increased significantly. Tackling climate change is one the biggest global challenges that requires immediate action and many industrial sectors are now looking to new technology to help meet net-zero emission targets. Research conducted by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that carbon capture is an essential technology in the fight to mitigate climate change.

Net zero and beyond: how carbon removal and reduction technologies champion climate targets

The CCUS Project Network is delighted to be co-hosting this official COP26 side event, alongside the Global CCS Institute and South Pole. There is increasing recognition that faster and more widespread deployment of carbon removal and reduction technologies, such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), is vital if we are to achieve global climate targets. In some countries, such as Norway, the UK and the US, there is considerable government support for such technologies; in others there remain barriers.

Hydrogen and its relation to CCUS

14:00 - 17:00 CEST (13:00 - 16:00 BST). Hydrogen can be used as a fuel, an energy carrier or as feedstock. It is a clean and versatile molecule that can be easily transported and stored. These characteristics make hydrogen particularly attractive as a tool for the decabonisation of the European economy by 2050. Therefore in 2020 the European Commission adopted a new, dedicated Hydrogen Strategy. Currently, most hydrogen is produced from natural gas in a process that results in emissions which need to be captured and stored.