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European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure

Objective

The ECCSEL consortium teams up selected Centres of Excellence on CCS across Europe (Norway, Poland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland). The mission is to develop (i.e. build and operate) a European distributed, goal-oriented, integrated Research Infrastructure, to:

• Provide a dynamic scientific foundation to respond systematically to the urgent R&D needs in CCS at a pan-European level in a short and long term perspective;
• Maintain Europe at the forefront of the international CCS scientific community;
• Increase the attractiveness of the European Research Area, reinforcing the research-based clusters and improving their socio-economic impacts;
• Optimise the value of the Community financial support

The existing and new ECCSEL laboratories will be owned by the involved partner institutions. They will, however, be developed and made available for the ECCSEL program, governed by an overall agreement. It is foreseen that ECCSEL will gradually become ready and accessible starting from 2015.

The main objective of the ECCSEL Preparatory Phase project (PP) is to address the primary tasks necessary to establish a new distributed, goal-oriented, integrated pan-European infrastructure for state-of-the-art research on technologies enabling CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS). The PP Consortium has 15 participants from 8 member states and 2 associated countries.

The PP will be split into two phases, phase I and II, that will build on each other. The first phase will last for two years and focus on legal, financial and strategic work. It will be structured in six Work Packages; WP1 Legal and governance structure, WP2 Financial strategy, WP3 Infrastructure development plan, WP4 Dissemination and outreach measures, WP5 Implementation strategy, and WP6 Project management and coordination.

The most important outcomes of the first phase include:
• Identification of suitable legal and governance structure, including rules for IPR, access to and use of the facilities, and HSE standards.
• Development of a financial strategy
• Review of priority research needs, mapping and subsequent gap analysis to create the Infrastructure development plan.

The formal output of phase I will be the Implementation strategy report, which will be developed in WP5.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 220 487,74
Administrative Contact
Morten Grønli (Dr.)

Participants (14)

SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 100 843,22
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Barrio (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 142 544,33
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Ms.)
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 26 792,80
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilona Smietanska (Ms.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 265 018,67
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 184 604,96
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emile Elewaut (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 60 498,87
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Kutne (Dr.)
FUNDACION CIUDAD DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 83 688,98
Address
Avenida Del Presidente Rodriguez Zapatero Sn
24492 Ponferrada
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Avellaner (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 113 398,60
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shaun Reeder (Mr.)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 103 897
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Czernichowski-Lauriol (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 117 165
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sergio Persoglia (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 25 701,40
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolaos Koukouzas (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 55 319
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Mazzotti (Prof.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cincotti (Dr.)
NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD
Norway
Address
Drammensveien 288
0283 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trygve U. Riis (Mr.)