The EU recently set unprecedented goals in terms of reducing emissions (-55% by 2030, climate neutrality by 2050). Solutions such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage, or “CCUS”, involve capturing CO2 from industrial plants or installations, transporting it to designated sites, and injecting it into geological formations, making it extremely relevant to face this ambitious, but necessary challenge.

This webinar shared some the latest advances in CCUS. The research project cluster on Better Carbon Capture for Industrial Emissions is formed by three EU-funded projects: CLEANKER, REALISE CCUS, and C4U, and are advancing the state of the art and reducing emissions from industrial plants directly focussing on three different sectors: cement, refineries and steel.

Experts from these EU-backed projects showcased the technological approaches, their financial feasibility, and how their approaches in implementing CCUS have shown up to 90% reduction in CO2 emissions in certain plants. Policy aspects that have an effect on the implementation of CCUS were discussed.


5 mins. Welcome and Introduction
Martina Fantini, CLEANKER
20 mins. CCUS: from plant to storage, opportunities and case studies
● Cement Plant – Alla Šogenova, CLEANKER (WP7 Lead), Tallinn University of Technology
● Steel Plant – Sergey Martynov, C4U WP4 Lead, University College London
● Oil Refinery – Padraig Fleming, REALISE WP3 lead, Ervia
10 mins. Policy Challenges and Recommendations
● Milan Elkerbout, C4U, CEPS
5 mins. Opportunities, Next Steps and Call to Action
20 mins. Q&A