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This morning, our Secretary General Anastasios Perimenis together with our Policy Director Tudy Bernier and Senior Policy Manager Franklin Streichenberger held a meeting with Ms. Tatiana Marquez Uriarte, Member of Cabinet of Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy.

The meeting was an opportunity for a frank and constructive discussion on the future deployment of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) across the Union, and its crucial contribution to the transition to a fossil-free circular economy to reach the EU’s climate targets.

The talk also gave our delegation the chance to present CO₂ Value Europe, its members, and major objectives, building on the conclusions from our quantitative assessment of the contribution of CCU towards climate neutrality in the EU.

Nevertheless, our colleagues couldn’t fail to express the main concerns of the CCU community related to the EU policy to support CCU deployment, for example by creating more incentives for CCU chemicals or by continuing to introduce quotas to create demand for CCU products (mineralised products; CCU fuels in aviation/maritime/industry; CCU chemicals), and to focus on the potential drivers for CCU deployment.

We would like to thank Ms. Marquez Uriarte for her time and for expressing the Commission’s willingness to receive feedback and input on new mechanisms, quotas, and incentives for CCU from CO₂ Value Europe in the future.