Recap: Costing the earth - will cheap oil destroy CCU?

On 23 March, SCOT organised a networking workshop in Frankfurt. With the title "Costing the earth - will cheap oil destory CCU?", the workshop focussed on how CCU can develop constantly and safely within the context of low oil prices. A full recap, including presentations and pictures, is available in the SCOT Community section.

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Challenges and opportunities CCU: Training module

The Smart CO2 Transformation (SCOT) Project, throughout its objectives to build capacity to enhance Europe’s competitiveness in CO2 utilisation by providing knowledge to local governments, regional policy makers and export oriented agencies in the area of CO2 utilisation, has developed a short training module. The module is centered around the SCOT Vision, Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SERIA), and a Joint Action Plan (JAP) for Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) in Europe, complemented with a market study on CCU products.

Costing the earth - will cheap oil destroy CCU?

The networking workshop on 23 March 2016 is now open for registration. With the title: "Costing the earth - will cheap oil destroy CCU? Impacts and calls for action", the SCOT team aims to have a day of discussion and get new insights into how CCU can develop constantly and safely within the context of low oil prices. The findings that come out the workshop will directly feed into the Joint Action Plan that will be delivered to the European Commission. The detailed programme can be found here. We have limited space, so make sure you register:

Vision for Smart CO2 Transformation in Europe

In the Vision for Smart CO2 Transformation in Europe, we set out a long-term Vision for CO2 utilisation and put forward why Europe should make it a priority to accelerate its development.

By 2050, Europe needs to have drastically decoupled its economic growth from its emissions of carbon dioxide. This is a direct response to the compelling evidence from the increasing risks of climate change brought about by the anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gases, and carbon dioxide in particular. Moving from energy systems that are primarily reliant on fossil fuels to those which use greater amounts of lower-carbon energy sources is a broadly accepted policy choice of member states, although the exact technology choices and the speed of the transition vary.

Finding solutions to reuse CO2 has a prize

In a future where carbon dioxide cannot be as freely released to the atmosphere, scientific and industrial progress has enabled us to imagine a solution in which carbon dioxide (CO2) becomes an increasingly important carbon resource; a world in which we utilise CO2 to create products. CO2 utilisation will create new opportunities for economic growth, greater innovation and boost Europe’s competitiveness, whilst supporting its transition to a circular, low-carbon economy.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 319995

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