CCS and CCU technologies gain political momentum in European Green Deal


Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) have been acknowledged as breakthrough technologies which should be fostered in a reviewed energy framework.

That’s according to the European Green Deal, which set out the goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with a strong focus on accelerated climate action and a just transition.

Welcoming the Green Deal, Dr Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of ZEP, said, “CCS technologies are available, competitive and cost-effect, and its urgent deployment at large-scale is essential to achieve Europe’s climate targets.”

“CCS and CCU can enable a just transition for Europe’s citizens and industries, make EU regions attractive for clean investment.”

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