Combatting climate change  is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Europe is taking a leading role and aims at an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Europe’s energy and industrial sectors can contribute to this goal by adopting low-carbon technologies at large scale.

This is the goal of the European Strategic Energy Plan (SET-Plan) that brings together the European Commission, national authorities as well as industrial, societal and research stakeholders in a coordinated effort towards climate neutral energy systems. Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) represents a wide range of technologies and is recognised by the SET-Plan as an essential solution towards this goal.

About SET-Plan

The European SET Plan highlights the areas where the EU needs to strengthen cooperation with the countries and stakeholders to bring low-carbon technologies to the market faster and in a cost-competitive way.

About CCUS

CCUS stands for Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage. It derives from merging the terms Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU).


IMPACTS9 will support delivery of the R&I activities outlined in the Implementation Plan for CCUS through the provision of coordination and support to the key public and private stakeholders that are well placed to progress the SET-Plan Implementation Plan actions in the near term.

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05 February 2020

European CO2 Storage Database by Joint Research Centre is available online

The characterisation of potential CO2 storage sites is a prerequisite for the large scale deployment of CCS in Europe. In support of development of a European CO2 Storage Atlas the European Commission...
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14 October 2019

Transboundary export of carbon dioxide (CO2) can now be provisionally allowed under certain circumstances

One of the most important barriers for the deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage has been recently removed through the adoption of a resolution allowing provisional application of the London Protocol 2009 amendment…
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