INNOVATION FUND SUPPORTS THE TECHNOLOGY THAT "IS KEPT AT ARMS LENGTH"
The latest round of the European Union Innovation Fund awards includes 10 projects that involve carbon capture in one way or another.
They include plans for full-chain CCS plants requiring CO2 storage sites in the Mediterranean, balancing the emphasis that has so far been placed on developments in the North Sea.
Too often the Commission gives the impression that it wants to keep CCS at arm's length, yet its choice of projects demonstrates that CCS/CCUS deployment is vital to its climate strategy.
Below is the full list of projects that involve CCS:
The project covers the entire value-chain and outlines full-scale deployment of CCS in the Geseke cement plant.
The project will allow for the production of zero-emission cement and concrete through carbon capture.
The CO2 that will be captured will be combined with green electrolytic hydrogen to produce e-methanol for mobility purposes and industrial usage.
𝗞𝗢𝗱𝗲𝗖𝗢 𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝘇𝗲𝗿𝗼 (𝗖𝗿𝗼𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗮):
This will be the first permanent offshore geological storage in the Mediterranean Sea.
Carbon capture for the largest lime plant in Europe.
A CCS project that will allow for a carbon-negative large-scale clinker plant.
The combination of carbon capture and utilisation from a cement plant and renewable hydrogen will allow for the production of e-methanol.
Again, the combination of captured CO2 from lime production and green hydrogen will produce e-methane.
The CO2 will be captured from an existing co-generation plant and will allow for the production of Green Methanol.