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On Friday the 6th of October, the 7th CO₂ Value Europe Days came to an end. We are immensely grateful to our members and invited stakeholders for joining us on this journey to shape the future of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU).

Throughout the event, we delved into the multi-faceted landscape of CCU in Europe, taking stock of its current development and deployment. We had the privilege of hearing about impactful projects in Spain and across Europe and gaining insights into CO₂ Value Europe’s Vision for the quantifiable contribution of CCU to Europe’s Green Deal.

The first of the event saw an overview of the work and achievements of the Association, as well as the pre-launch of our EU 2050 Roadmap for CCU presented by the CO₂ Value Europe Secretariat. In the afternoon, the participants had the opportunity to hear about the progress of the three impactful Innovation Fund projects: Carbon2Business, AIR, and CO2NCREAT.

In order to align with the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the three actors The Spanish CO2 Technology Platform (PTECO2), Carburos Metálicos and Calcinor highlighted the efforts done at a national level and how these can be synchronised and coordinated with other Member States and with Europe overall.

One of the highlights of the day was the Leitat Technological Center lab tours, during which participants gained invaluable insights into bio-electrochemical systems, membrane technologies for CO₂ and H₂ capture and separation, and the hydrogen and electromethanation of CO₂.

On the second day of our annual event, the morning session featured an insightful presentation by Krzysztof (Chris) Bolesta, Policy Lead for CO₂ Capture, Utilisation and Storage at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy on the European Union’s strategic approach to CCU, addressing these critical topics within the framework of the CCUS Forum.

Then, it was the moment for our Policy Director, Tudy Bernier, to delve into the latest EU policy initiatives within the context of CCU. Building on Mr. Bolesta’s insights, Mr. Bernier explored how CCU aligns with the broader EU policy framework, emphasising its role in fostering sustainable development and economic growth while addressing environmental challenges.

Lastly, during both days, most of CO₂ Value Europe’s recent members and partners seized the opportunity to present their organisations, cutting-edge technologies, and projects within the CCU field in a small exhibition to fellow CO₂ Value Europe members.

The 7th CO₂ Value Europe Days was not just an event, it was the ground on which our members built connections, and knowledge sharing, and fostered collaborations among them.

We want to express our gratitude to our member Leitat Technological Center and its team for their invaluable support in bringing the 7th CO₂ Value Days to life. Leitat offered the venue for our event and the transportation and catering for our attendees.

See you next year at the 8th CO₂ Value Europe Days!