Collaboration With Other CCUS Project

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Organised by the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) & Alternative Fuels Horizon 2020/ Horizon Europe CLUSTER projects
Supported by CINEA - European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency

Public perception and business models are key to enabling innovative technologies, guiding the decisions of the policymakers at national and European Commission levels. In addition, more and more Horizon calls require these two aspects to be dealt with in relation to the technology that will be developed in the project.With more than 20 selected Horizon projects and more than 50 key stakeholders involved in the audience, this joint workshop represented a unique opportunity to strongly impact both on the activities still to be implemented by the ongoing projects and the design of new projects at higher TRL (close to commercial scale). Bringing together stakeholders from various technical projects, the event has provided an excellent networking opportunity for policymakers, building relationships with industry experts, project representatives, investors and policy makers, thus facilitating collaboration, knowledge sharing, and future partnerships 


Organised by the company SHOGenergy and the TalTech Department of Geology, in representation of HERCCULES and CCUS ZEN projects, respectively.

The event will start at 9:00 with a welcome coffee followed by two introductive timeslots dedicated to presenting the two projects co-organizing the event, their latest results and upcoming activities. Then, the participants will have the opportunity to deepen some crucial themes such as the CO2 capture in Waste-to-Energy plants (A2A - HERCCULES) together with the future scenarios of the infrastructures for transport and storage (ENI - HERCCULES). Key presentations will include the techno-economic modelling of the Baltic CCUS Scenario (Rambol-CCUS ZEN) and the analysis of the value chain scenarios in the Baltic and Mediterranean Regions (TalTech-CCUS ZEN).

The last session of the event is dedicated to the regulations, public acceptance and policies issues (IOM LAW- CCUS ZEN; Fraunhofer ISI - HERCCULES), with a panel discussion involving HERCCULES and CCUS ZEN experts, networking partners and local stakeholders. The panel discussion will cover a full range of CCUS issues presented during the day.
The event is a hub for stakeholders, policymakers, industry representatives, and researchers to engage in a constructive dialogue on key issues in the field.


  • CaLby2030 is a European project granted under Horizon Europe framework programme. The main goal is to act as enabling tool to achieve, by 2030, commercial deployment of Calcium Looping technology (CaL) using Circulating Fluidised Bed reactors. Three pilot plants will be used in Germany, Sweden and Spain to demonstrate >99% CO2 capture rates in three hard to abate industrial sectors: cement, steel and waste to energy -
  • C4U is a project funded by the EU H-2020 RFCS (GA 884418). This project spans demonstration of two packed bed capture technologies for optimal integration into an iron and steel plant. CSIC develops the Ca-Cu Looping technology, involving sorption enhanced water gas shift of the CO contained in Blast Furnace Gases to produce H2 while capturing the CO2 as CaCO3, with regeneration of the CaO sorbent using CuO/Cu chemical loop. –
  • ACCSESS  is a four-year Horizon 2020 project that aims to demonstrate technologies and produce tools and plans that enable widespread CCS deployment in Europe - 
  • CCUS ZEN  enables knowledge sharing between different stakeholders and between European regions to support full chain development of CCUS.By drawing on learnings from ongoing and past projects, CCUS ZEN aims to build a coherent ecosystem of CCUS actors capable of decarbonising Europe’s industry and delivering the European Union’s climate target plan. - 
  • HiRECORD In a world’s first, HIRECORD will demonstrate a 10t/d CO2 capture plant using Rotating Packed Bed (RPB) absorber and desorber with the APBS-CDRMax solvent -   
  • PilotSTRATEGY is investigating geological CO2 storage sites in industrial regions of Southern and Eastern Europe to support development of large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) -
  • COREu is an ambitious initiative that aims to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future by demonstrating key technologies for the entire CCS value chain in Southern Europe and supporting the development of CCS routes linking emitters with storage sites in Central Eastern Europe
  • ENCASE is a project aimed at advancing Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research and technology in Europe to address the EU’s ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It brings together various stakeholders, including research institutions, operators, manufacturers, academia, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with the goal of enhancing competitiveness in the CCS industry. -