CCS in Europe

CCS Projects in Europe

Click on the 'CCS Projects' tab on the right to find out information about the status of large-scale CCS projects in Europe.


Zero Emission Technology and Innovation Platform

Founded in 2005, the European Zero Emission Technology and Innovation Platform (ZEP) ZEP logois a coalition of stakeholders - including European utilities, petroleum companies, equipment suppliers, scientists, academics and environmental NGOs - united in their support for CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) as a key technology for combating climate change.

ZEP serves as advisor to the European Commission on the research, demonstration and deployment of CCS and is funded through Horizon 2020. ZEP’s key objectives are:

  • Enabling CCS to be a key technology for combating climate change for all CO2 emitting sectors, including, electricity, energy intensive industry, and producers of hydrogen and biofuels: ZEP acts as a CCS advisor and facilitator, providing expert advice on all technical, policy, commercial and other related issues.
  • Making CCS an investible technology by 2020: ZEP acts as a technology contributor, providing input on all technology issues, including recommendations for next-generation CCS technologies.
  • Accelerating next generation R&D of CCS technology and the widespread deployment post 2020: ZEP acts as a respected communicator, educator, and source of information, including engaging internationally on CCS.

The CCSA acts as the Secretariat to ZEP. If you would like more information please contact


CCS and CCU under the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan)

The SET-Plan is an initiative aimed at accelerating the deployment of low-carbon technologies in Europe, including CCS and CCU under Action 9, as part of the European Commission’s Energy Union Strategy.

In September 2017 an Implementation Plan for CCS and CCU was adopted by SET-Plan countries and the European Commission. The Implementation Plan outlines the actions needed to deliver CCS and CCU targets over the period to 2020.


CCS Projects of Common Interest

Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) are infrastructure projects that link the energy systems of EU countries. The PCI status is a prerequisite to be eligible to apply for Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding. Additionally, PCI projects will receive priority in case of regulatory barriers that may arise from discrepancies between neighbouring jurisdictions.

In November 2017, the European Commission published its 3rd list of PCIs, which includes four CO2 cross border projects:

  • Statoil - CO2 cross-border transport connections between emission sources in United Kingdom and Netherlands and a storage site in Norway
  • Port of Rotterdam Authority - The Rotterdam Nucleus
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority - Teesside CO2 hub
  • Pale Blue Dot - CO2-Sapling Transport and Infrastructure Project





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