Carbon Capture and Storage European Industrial Initiative

Strategic objective: To demonstrate the commercial viability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in an economic environment driven by the emissions trading scheme. In particular, to enable the cost competitive deployment of CCS technologies in coal-fired power plants by 2020-2025 and to further develop the technologies to allow for their subsequent wide-spread use in all carbon intensive industrial sectors.

Industrial sector objective: To enable European fossil fuel power plants to have near to zero CO2 emissions by 2020.

Technology objectives:

  • Proving the technical and economic feasibility of CCS using existing technology
  • Developing more efficient and cost competitive CCS technologies.

For more information on this initiative, visit the related section on the SETIS website or download the Implementation Plan.