CCUS ZEN is exploring the potential for accelerating deployment of CCUS in two regions with lower maturity level for CCUS compared to the current development in the North Sea region:
The Baltic Sea region covering Denmark including its inland waters and the easternmost North Sea, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and the Baltic Sea.
The Mediterranean Sea region covering France, Italy, Turkey, the Mediterranean Sea and selected onshore storage locations in Greece and Spain.
Transfer of knowledge and best practices from the CCUS projects in the North Sea region will facilitate development of CCUS value chains in the Baltic Sea and Mediterranean Sea regions (Figure 1). CCUS ZEN will expand knowledge-sharing between Networking Partners, and to a broader stakeholder network.
CCUS ZEN’s mission is to contribute to the accelerated deployment of CCUS throughout Europe by enabling mutual, continuous learning between different stakeholder types and between European regions. It will do this by drawing on learnings from ongoing and past projects; creating a shared understanding of mission-critical implementation elements that need to work together like clockwork; and building a coherent ecosystem of CCUS actors in Europe that are capable of credibly delivering the requisite contribution to European climate policy.