Decarbonising
with CCUS

HERCCULES is a European project granted under Horizon Europe framework programme. HERCCULES aims to accelerate the application of the CCUS in Mediterranean Europe, leveraging on the transport and storage initiatives already under construction in Italy and Greece and developing innovative capture technologies.

Starting date: January 1st 2023
Project duration: 60 months
EU contribution: € 29.632.076,48
Number of partners: 23
Coordinator: LABORATORIO ENERGIA AMBIENTE PIACENZA (LEAP)

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Project Overview

The application of CO2 capture technologies is an essential element for the achievement of carbon neutrality by 2050, based on the scenarios outlined in the European directives and in the recommendations of the Commission itself.

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Demonstration sites

The "Silla 2" waste-to-energy plant is located in the north-west area of Milan and represents a perfect example of a circular economy. In fact, the combustion of waste generates steam to produce electricity and heat to feed the district heating network of the city and neighboring municipalities.

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