Upcoming Zero Emissions Platform Event Will Discuss Decarbonization In The EU

Zero Emissions Platform (ZEP) – the EU’s technical adviser on the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), presents its upcoming online event called “An EU strategy for CCS and CCU: Safeguarding European industrial competitiveness”. 

The event will gather key stakeholders from the industry, research communities, and civil society to discuss the importance of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure for decarbonizing the EU. It will take place online on February 9 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm UTC+1. You can register here.

There will also be discussions about how the EU can steer more investment towards green technologies through its Innovation Fund and European Taxonomy. Participants will have the opportunity to see market-ready CCS and CCU projects that will be showcased, along with the policy and financial frameworks that are needed to ensure operational activity before 2030.

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Founded in 2005 by the EU Commission, the Zero Emissions Platform is a European technology and innovation platform, advising on the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), and carbon capture and utilization and storage (CCUS). The organization’s goal is to support the European Union’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050 or net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. 

CO2 storage across Europe could facilitate the decarbonization of the economy and widespread adoption of the technology would significantly reduce its costs. It could be a cost-efficient pathway for the oil and gas sector to cut emissions sharply before they absolutely need to phase out fossil fuels from their portfolio.

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