CCUS in Europe

The European Union has committed to a target of at least a 40% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. This means decarbonising not only Europe’s electricity supply but industrial heating and process emissions, all areas where Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technologies are expected to play a key role. Click on the links in the panel below to find out more about how the technology works, why Europe needs its rapid delivery and what progress has already been made.

European Commission publications

Communication on Sustainalbe Carbon Cycles

What is CCUS?

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Why does Europe need CCUS?

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What is Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage?

European CCS Demonstration Project Network 2009 – 2018

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The European CCS Demonstration Project Network was established by the European Commission in 2009 to foster knowledge sharing and raise awareness of the benefits of carbon capture and storage (CCS).

The Network, which was managed by the Global CCS Institute, comprised large-scale CCS projects being developed with funding from the European Energy Programme for Recovery (EEPR) to demonstrate the technology. The goal then was to deliver viable and safe commercial-scale CCS by 2020.