The CCS4CEE project aims to renew the discussion on the long-term deployment of CCS in the CEE region, leading to new policies and joint projects. It is expected that building evidence-based consensus among key stakeholders will pave the way to implement concrete policies and ventures.
Recent advances in several key areas enable significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts but are not sufficient to reach deep decarbonisation consistent with Paris Agreement. This is recognised by International Energy Agency in its technology assessments and various modelling studies by both European Union institutions and independent researchers. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) deployment may reduce industrial emissions, provide low-carbon industrial heat and improve the security of electricity supply by complementing short-term energy storage. However, its large-scale implementation requires a long-term policy framework.
At the moment, the topic of CCS is not present in the mainstream debate on climate policy in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. This may lead to uneven progress in CCS deployment across Europe, resulting in increased catching-up costs as well as missed opportunities for national development and regional cooperation. This project is designed to counteract this scenario.
The project covers Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine. The project is implemented by four stakeholders from the CEE region in cooperation with the expert partner from Norway, Bellona Europa: