Strategy CCUS: strategic planning of regions and territories in europe for low-carbon energy and industry through CCUS



The STRATEGY CCUS project aims to elaborate strategic plans for CCUS development in Southern and Eastern Europe at short term (up to 3 years), medium term (3-10 years) and long term (more than 10
years). Specific objectives are to develop:
• Local CCUS development plans, with local business models, within promising start-up regions;
• Connection plans with transport corridors between local CCUS clusters, and with the North Sea infrastructure, in order to improve performance and reduce costs, thus contributing to build
a Europe-wide CCUS infrastructure.

As recommended by the SET Plan Action 9, the STRATEGY CCUS project will study options for CCUS clusters in Eastern and Southern Europe, as at present the CCUS clusters being progressed are concentrated in Western Europe around the North Sea. Therefore, the project is timely for the strategic planning for CCUS development in the whole of Europe.
Strategic planning will consider 8 promising regions, within 7 countries (ES, FR, GR, HR, PO, PT, RO) representing 45% of the European CO2 emissions from the industry and energy sectors. These regions satisfy CCUS relevant criteria: presence of an industrial cluster, possibilities for CO2 storage and/or utilization, potential for coupling with hydrogen production and use, existing studies, and political will.
The methodology starts with a detailed mapping of CCUS technical potential of the regions together with a comprehensive mapping of local stakeholders and a process for their engagement. This will
pave the ground for CCUS deployment scenarios including assessment of ‘bankable’ storage capacity, economic and environmental evaluation.
The project strength relies on of a highly skilled consortium with experience on the whole CCUS chain as well as key transverse skills. CCUS development plans will be elaborated in close cooperation
with stakeholders, through the Regional Stakeholder Committees and the Industry Club, to ensure plans can be implemented, i.e. socially acceptable.

Principal Investigator (PI)

Fernanda de Mesquita Lobo Veloso, BRGM – Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres

NOVA’s PI: Patrícia Fortes, CENSE – FCT NOVA
UÉvora’s PI: Júlio Ferreira Carneiro, University of Évora

Type of Collaboration: NOVA-UÉvora