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Carbfix honoured at COP26 with EU Innovation Fund grant

Our member Carbfix has become one of the first three organisations to receive funding from the European Union’s important Innovation Fund.

Project ACCSESS to trial new capture system and bring CCS to eastern Europe

Three of our members are involved in a significant new Horizon 2020 project which will trial a new enzyme-based CO2 post-combustion capture system and involve the first industrial CCS pilot in eastern Europe.

Acorn Project gains momentum with new customers and Shell partnership

Our member the Acorn CCS Project has moved decisively forward, signing up several prospective customers, and agreeing financial and operational agreements with Shell, a global pioneer of CCS. Its efforts mean a Scottish CCS Cluster, bringing together a wide range is stakeholders, is gaining considerable traction.

Porthos project secures up to €2.1bn from Dutch government

The Porthos project has taken a significant step forward, with its four prospective customers winning a grant of up to €2.1bn from the Dutch government.

EU to launch second Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects

The European Union is planning to launch the second Innovation Fund call for large-scale projects on 26 October, with financing of up to €1.5bn set to be available.

Unlike the first round, the application and selection process will have only one stage. Otherwise, the methodology for assessing projects will remain largely similar to the first call, the EU said. However, call documents have been improved to make the process clearer for applicants.

Carbon removal: a crucial yet confusing element of climate mitigation

Biomass and carbon capture and storage graphic

In our latest 'Hot Topics' discussion piece, Mark Preston Aragonès, policy advisor at Bellona Europa, explores rising interest in carbon dioxide removal and the opportunities and dangers this presents. 

ECCSEL ERIC funding will give industry access to ‘new frontier’ facilities

Map of ECCSEL members

ECCSELERATE is to launch two calls offering funding for access to ECCSEL ERIC’s world-class carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) research infrastructure.

Fortum Oslo Varme’s CCS project takes important step forward

Fortum Oslo Varme’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) project has moved a step closer to realisation after being shortlisted for financing from the EU’s €10bn Innovation Fund.

Connecting Europe Facility funding for CO₂ transport

The CCUS Projects Network welcomes the news of support for the development of interconnected CCS across Europe - six funding awards have been made to our member CCUS projects under the most recent Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) from the fourth list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI)

Economic recovery, the environment and climate in Covid-19 times 

Dr Jan-Justus Andreas, Policy Manager Industry, Bellona Europa

UK unveils £139m fund for decarbonising industry

The UK Government has announced £139 million funding towards its ambition to create the world’s first net-zero carbon industrial cluster by 2040, with at least one low-carbon industrial cluster by 2030.

Norway commits to funding Technology Centre Mongstad until end 2023

The Norwegian Government is now proposing a continuation of the financial support for the Technologoy Centre Mongstad (TCM) CO2 capture test centre.

Statement on Covid-19

We are all affected by the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Both at private and at company level we all have to deal with immediate personal concerns, looking after each other and attempting to contain the virus as well as keeping vital societal functions, which many of our members continue to provide.

Northern Lights CO2 storage confirmation well complete

Equinor and partners Shell and Total have completed the drilling of a confirmation well in the North Sea to assess suitablity for CO2 storage.

SINTEF launches CO2 storage open data-sharing portal

SINTEF has launched a web-based digital portal for sharing reference datasets from pioneering CO2 storage projects.

The new portal, CO2 DataShare, was unveiled on 4 February and will enable researchers and engineers to improve their understanding, reduce costs and minimise uncertainties associated with CO2 storage.

FEED studies delivered for the two full-scale CO2 capture projects in Norway

At the end of October 2019, Norway's two full-scale CO2 capture projects made further progress with the delivery of their final front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies to the Norwegian state-owned company, Gassnova.

New Network members show breadth and benefits of CCS deployment

Four ambitious carbon capture and storage (CCS) initiatives to recently join the CCUS Projects Network illustrate the range of opportunities for tackling Europe’s emissions from industry and power generation.

Decarbonising industrial clusters in the UK

A cluster-based approach to industrial carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK is moving a step closer to deployment with two programmes being funded by the UK Government under the £170 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Industrial Clusters Mission.

IMPACTS9 and CCUS Network join forces for second knowledge sharing event

Find out more about the joint meeting of the CCUS Projects Network and the SET-plan CCS/CCU IWG9 (IMPACTS9 project), which brought together representatives of key industrial CCS and CCU projects under way across Europe.

CCS in Europe back in the game

On the morning of 5th September 2019, at the conference stage of the Oslo Opera House, a budding young soprano filled the room with the unassisted power of her voice, mesmerizing some 300 decision-makers from the EU and Norway. The occasion was the opening of the European High Level Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

European companies join Northern Lights on CCS cooperation

The Northern Lights project has brought seven European companies to the table to cooperate on developing value chains for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

The project, which forms part of Norway’s vision for delivering full-scale CCS, will provide transport infrastructure and permanent storage of CO2 in a reservoir in the northern part of the North Sea.

Energy companies launch vision for ‘world’s first’ zero carbon economy

A new campaign for the Humber region in the north of England has been launched to win government support for developing the UK’s first “net zero’ carbon cluster ahead of its 2040 target.

The campaign partnership, which includes CCUS Network members Drax and Equinor, aims to protect jobs within major industrial and manufacturing industries across the region by making the Humber the world’s first zero carbon economy and encouraging future global investment in the region.

Germany’s premier visits CarbFix project

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and various political and economic advisers to the Chancellor visited the Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant in August as part of the annual meeting of the Nordic Prime Ministers in Iceland.

Brynhildur Davíðsdóttir, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Bjarni Bjarnason CEO welcomed the chancellor and then sat down for a chat over coffee and cakes.

Successful demonstration of CO2 separation at Project LEILAC in Belgium

This article was first published by the LEILAC project on 30 July 2019

Calix’s world leading carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology for lime and cement, Project LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement), has been commissioned with the consortium announcing the technology concept is operating successfully at Heidelberg Cement’s plant at Lixhe in Belgium.

Network joins Dutch focus on North Sea CCUS

The CCUS Projects Network joined a strategic gathering of industry and research last month, which highlighted the role of North Sea carbon capture and storage (CCS) as part of Europe’s climate action.

The conference, held in the Netherlands, brought together key proponents of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies, including the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the UK CCS Research Centre, TNO, Bellona and Equinor.

Major industrial players join forces to deliver climate action for Europe

The CCUS Projects Network, a network of major carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology developers seeking to drive forward effective climate action in Europe, has held its first knowledge-sharing event, with a strong showing of projects in attendance.

From pathways to action: implementing 'no regrets' climate solutions for Europe’s industry

Our first "hot topic" briefing explores carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) as a key lever for swiftly decarbonising Europe's industry and achieving the European Commission's vision of a net-zero carbon economy.

Europe relaunches CCUS knowledge exchange network to support industry’s climate action

Revitalised European CCUS knowledge sharing network receives fresh funding from the European Commission to connect, support and inspire major carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects in their efforts to deliver climate action.