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CATF to co-chair European Commission CCUS Forum working group

October 24, 2022 Work Area: Carbon Capture

BRUSSELS — Clean Air Task Force (CATF) will join the European Commission’s 2nd annual Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) Forum on October 27th and 28th in Oslo, Norway, outlining the strategic vision for large-scale carbon capture development in Europe in order to meet its climate goals.

“The European Commission is showing its ambition to make European industry a global climate leader through carbon capture and storage technologies”, said Ben Longstreth, Global Director, Carbon Capture at CATF. “CATF is honoured to be facilitating some of these crucial discussions at the CCUS Forum in Oslo.” 

The Commission has established three working groups to deliver a strategic vision for carbon capture development in Europe and ensure discussions and exchange among stakeholders: 

  1. CO2 Infrastructure which will discuss all issues related to the development of CO2 cross-border transport and storage.  
  2. CCUS Industrial Partnership which will explore where the industry and other interested stakeholders co-operate closely with the Commission to speed up commercial deployment of projects. 
  3. CCUS Vision which will discuss elements of a strategic paper on CCS and CCU and will frame the potential role of CCUS in decarbonising EU energy system towards 2050, identifying policy, regulatory and research gaps, and mapping solutions. 

Together with the Florence School of Regulation and the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities, CATF is co-chairing the Working Group on Vision created by the Commission and will present a strategic vision paper, based on the contributions of a wide group of stakeholders. The paper will outline the need for, as well as contents of, a comprehensive strategy to develop carbon capture in Europe. 

As CATF has outlined, a European carbon capture and storage strategy can lay out a roadmap for growth of this set of climate technologies in relation to the timescales required by the EU’s target of climate neutrality by 2050 and would provide a clear signal to those industries and member states intending to use carbon capture and storage that their efforts will be supported. 

Last year, the European Commission organised the first high-level forum to engage and facilitate discussions on carbon capture, utilisation and storage. The forum gathered relevant stakeholders, representatives of the EU institutions and EU countries who discussed how to facilitate deployment of carbon capture technologies. The Forum successfully highlighted  the importance of carbon capture to reach Europe’s climate goals. 


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Rowan Emslie, Communications Director, Europe, remslie@cleanairtaskforce.org,
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About Clean Air Task Force 

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world. Visit catf.us and follow @cleanaircatf

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