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CORDIS Express: Research on carbon capture and storage

This week’s edition of CORDIS Express takes a look at EU-funded projects researching the impacts and potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS) as well as news related to carbon dioxide removal (CDR).
CORDIS Express: Research on carbon capture and storage
Last year, EU countries agreed on a new 2030 Framework for climate and energy, including EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period between 2020 and 2030. The strategy acknowledged the role of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in reaching the EU's long-term emissions reduction goal.

It’s clear that significant emissions cuts are certainly needed in the EU's energy and carbon-intensive industries. As theoretical limits of efficiency are being reached and process-related emissions are unavoidable in certain sectors, some argue that CCS is the only option available for reducing direct emissions from industrial processes on the scale needed in the longer term.

According to the Commission, in the power sector, CCS could be a key technology for fossil fuel-based generation. It could help balance an electricity system with increasing shares of variable renewable energy.

To ensure that CCS can be deployed in the 2030 timeframe, increased efforts in research and development and commercial demonstration are essential over the next decade. Many EU-funded projects are researching the impacts of CCS and developing improved methods for sequestering carbon dioxide. This week’s edition of CORDIS Express takes a look at these projects as well as news related to the geoengineering technique of carbon dioxide removal (CDR).

- Scientists lift the veil on sub-seabed carbon storage impact on local ecosystems

- Creating the technology for safe, long-term carbon storage in the subsurface

- Bacteria to sequester carbon dioxide

- Clean and efficient CO2 capture

- Trending science: Removing carbon dioxide from atmosphere may have only limited impact on oceans

Source: Based on information from CORDIS and DG Climate Action.

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