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STRATEGIC PLANNING OF REGIONS AND TERRITORIES IN EUROPE FOR LOW-CARBON ENERGY AND INDUSTRY THROUGH CCUS

Project description

Decarbonising through carbon capture, utilisation and storage

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is expected to play a key role in the decarbonising of Europe’s industry and energy supply. The EU-funded STRATEGY CCUS project will design economic evaluations at regional and national scales for CCUS deployment in seven southern and eastern EU Member States. The aim is to elaborate scenarios taking into account the needs and concerns of key regional and national stakeholders, as well as the positive environmental impact of CCUS in the lifecycle of carbon. Currently, advanced CCUS clusters are mainly concentrated in western Europe around the North Sea. The project will consider transport corridors between local CCUS clusters and the North Sea infrastructure.

Objective

The STRATEGY CCUS project aims to elaborate strategic plans for CCUS development in Southern and Eastern Europe at short term (up to 3 years), medium term (3-10 years) and long term (more than 10 years). Specific objectives are to develop:
•Local CCUS development plans, with local business models, within promising start‐up regions;
•Connection plans with transport corridors between local CCUS clusters, and with the North Sea infrastructure, in order to improve performance and reduce costs, thus contributing to build a Europe-wide CCUS infrastructure.
As recommended by the SET Plan Action 9, the STRATEGY CCUS project will study options for CCUS clusters in Eastern and Southern Europe, as at present the CCUS clusters being progressed are concentrated in Western Europe around the North Sea. Therefore, the project is timely for the strategic planning for CCUS development in the whole of Europe.
Strategic planning will consider 8 promising regions, within 7 countries (ES, FR, GR, HR, PO, PT, RO) representing 45% of the European CO2 emissions from the industry and energy sectors. These regions satisfy CCUS relevant criteria: presence of an industrial cluster, possibilities for CO2 storage and/or utilization, potential for coupling with hydrogen production and use, existing studies, and political will.
The methodology starts with a detailed mapping of CCUS technical potential of the regions together with a comprehensive mapping of local stakeholders and a process for their engagement. This will pave the ground for CCUS deployment scenarios including assessment of 'bankable' storage capacity, economic and environmental evaluation.
The project strength relies on of a highly skilled consortium with experience on the whole CCUS chain as well as key transverse skills. CCUS development plans will be elaborated in close cooperation with stakeholders, through the Regional Stakeholder Committees and the Industry Club, to ensure plans can be implemented, i.e. socially acceptable.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-NZE-CC

Coordinator

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
Net EU contribution
€ 335 927,50
Address
3 AV CLAUDE GUILLEMIN
45060 Orleans
France

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
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Total cost
€ 335 927,50

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