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STATEMENT on New EU Mandate: Scale-up CCU Technologies To Deliver on Climate & Strengthen the European Economy

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JOINT LETTER for EU Member States To Support an EU Sustainable Carbon Policy Packages

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POSITION PAPER on Low Carbon Fuels

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Newsletter - April 2024

Dear Members and Followers, The April 2024 edition of our newsletter marks an important milestone for CO2 Value Europe as we have reached 100 members! Industrial actors, SME technology providers, RTO, academia and clusters are all part of the growing CO2 Value Europe community. It is thanks to them and our collaboration that has resulted in the role of CCU increasingly being recognised in the last few years. We have come a long way since the founding of our association almost 7 years ago, and we still have a lot of work to do to establish a supportive and consistent framework for the wide deployment of CCU solutions in Europe. In this sense, please allow me to appeal to all stakeholders following us to join our effort and collectively work together to make this happen. In this edition, you will also find important news from the CCU world, updates on funding, science and policy and a list of events where you can engage, network and start collaborations. Enjoy the reading and don't hesitate to reach out!

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PRESS RELEASE “Best CO2 Utilisation 2024” Innovation Award – Three CCU Solutions Steering Society Towards a Fossil-Free Future

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7 Policy Guidelines to Boost the Deployment of CCU for the New EU Political Cycle

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Open letter of the EU industry calling for the recognition of unavoidable industrial CO₂ use

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PRESS RELEASE From Carbon-Negative Diamonds to CO₂-Based Fuels for Transport – Smart Innovations Replace Fossil-Based Products

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Newsletter - February 2024

Dear Members and Followers, Our first Newsletter for 2024 comes with important developments in the CCU sphere. We are happy to bring you our quantitative assessment of the contribution of CCU towards climate neutrality in the EU, an extensive exercise of scenario development and modelling of CCU's role by 2050 co-realised with many CCU stakeholders. At the same time, three important initiatives on the policy front are aligned with our messages and confirm the strategic importance of CCU to reach our climate and circularity goals: the 2040 EU climate targets, the Industrial Carbon Management Communication, and the Net Zero Industry Act. The momentum is growing for CCU, but there is still a lot of work to be done to present concrete targets for the extensive use of captured carbon and the replacement of virgin fossil carbon in our production processes. The role of Member States is now becoming very crucial for the deployment of large-scale CCU projects through national strategies, synchronised with continued support at the EU level (for example the April call of the Innovation Fund). Don't forget to take a look at the various events we are participating in and supporting, as well as a warm welcome to our new members SUEZ, Paul Wurth, and Net Zero Emission Labs; we are looking forward to many more joining our efforts. Enjoy the reading and stay in touch!

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PRESS RELEASE Major Success for CCU: the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) Fully Recognises CO2 Utilisation as a Net Zero Technology

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STATEMENT on the EU 2040 climate target and the Industrial Carbon Management Strategy

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STATEMENT CO2 Value Europe Calls on the Belgian Presidency to Boost CCU Scale-Up to Accelerate Climate Transition

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ARTICLE in Euractiv by Dr Célia Sapart

No Climate Neutrality without Carbon Capture & Utilisation

Reports & Scientific Publications

The Contribution of Carbon Capture & Utilisation Towards Climate Neutrality in Europe

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PRESS RELEASE No Climate Neutrality in the EU without Carbon Capture & Utilisation: CO2 Value Europe Launched the First Quantification of the Potential of CCU in Europe by 2050

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CO2 Value Responses on EU Taxonomy Stakeholder Mechanism

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PRESS RELEASE Towards Advanced CO2 Utilisation and a Defossilisation of The Chemical Industry

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Newsletter - December 2023

Dear Members and Followers, We are happy to come to you with the last newsletter for this very rich and eventful year. You surely have observed an increasing number of announcements on industrial collaborations and financing decisions for CCU technologies throughout the year, highlighting the readiness to scale up and deploy CCU at industrially relevant levels. Last month the CCUS Forum introduced the Aalborg declaration, one of the first initiatives among EU countries clearly highlighting the importance of CCU and CCS at the highest political level (and yes, finally, the term CCUS has been separated in two). Policy efforts in further files like the Industrial Carbon Management Strategy and the Net Zero Industry Act will be continuing in the first quarter of 2024. The Innovation Fund has also opened the next round calls, a pilot auction for renewable hydrogen with a budget of €800 million and the ordinary call for projects with a budget of €4 billion. Also don't forget to check the upcoming events where CO2 Value Europe is invited to contribute and where members can profit from discounts. Lastly, a warm welcome to our four new members IMEC, Paebbl, Again and Neustark for joining us and strengthening our membership base. Enjoy the reading and stay in touch. The CO2 Value Europe team wishes you a wonderful Christmas period and a healthy and happy 2024!

Reports & Scientific Publications

RCI Position Paper on Comprehensive Carbon Management Supported by CO2 Value Europe

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Newsletter - October 2023

Dear members and followers, We are happy to come to you with the October edition of our Newsletter. We had the pleasure of organising our annual event, the CO2 Value Days, earlier this month in Barcelona, hosted by our member LEITAT, where more than 100 CCU experts gathered together to follow the developments and connect with each other. It was a fruitful event with very interesting discussions and exchanges; a big thank you to our members for their continuous commitment to helping our Association grow. In this edition, you will be able to have a closer look at the progress and news of the EU-funded projects we are participating in. On the policy front, we are approaching the end line of a very dense legislative period with the Fit-for-55 package and we are transitioning to the implementation phase. Still, important instruments like the Net Zero Industry Act, the 2040 Climate targets and the Industrial Carbon Management Strategy are pending, making early 2024 a crucial period for the recognition of CCU in policy. On the funding front, we were excited to see many projects with CCU elements being selected for funding by the Innovation Fund under its 3rd large-scale call and we also witnessed the evolution of the Innovation Fund to accommodate further sectors (e.g. maritime) and further support instruments (e.g. hydrogen auction). Also, please remember to scroll through the interesting events that are taking place in the coming months and for which we have secured advantageous discount rates for our members. Enjoy the reading and don't hesitate to get in touch.

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JOINT LETTER on CCU as a Strategic Technology in the Net Zero Industry Act

Meeting Materials

7th CO2 Value Days 6-7 October – Terrassa, Barcelona

  • DAY 1 (5th October 2023):
    • Welcome Speech - Laurent Aubouy, Director of R&D Department, LEITAT
    • Keynote Speech - Oriol Alcoba Malaspina, Director General Industry, Catalan Government
    • CO2 Value Europe activities overview - CO2 Value Europe Secretariat
    • Innovation Fund projects
      • Carbon2Business - Mihai Florea, Lead European Affairs, HOLCIM
      • AIR - Håkan Kihlberg, Vice President Strategic Projects and Processes, Perstorp
      • CO2ncrEAT - Frederik Verhelst, Head of Materials - Business Innovation Center, Lhoist
    • Session on Spanish CCU context & projects
      • Rosa Alonso, Technical Secretary, pteCO2
      • LIFE CO2IntBio - Sonia Guri Baiget, R&D Manager, Carburos Metalicos
      • LOWCO2 - Gorka Mendizabal, Head of Innovation, Calcinor
  • DAY 2 (6th October 2023):

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SUBMISSION on French Consultation for a National CCUS Strategy

Communication Materials

A Concise Guide to Carbon Capture and Utilisation

Communication Materials

CO₂ Value Europe Brochure

Communication Materials

CO₂ Value Europe Corporate Presentation

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ARTICLE in The Innovation Platform by Antonio La Mantia and Anastasios Perimenis

The success of the INITIATE project using carbon capture and utilisation technology

Videos

Introducing CCU: Advancing Climate Change Mitigation Video Series - Carbon Capture and Utilisation: How to Capture CO₂

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Introducing CCU: Advancing Climate Change Mitigation Video Series - CCU and CCS: Two Different Solutions

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Introducing CCU: Advancing Climate Change Mitigation Video Series - CCU In a Nutshell

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STATEMENT CO2 Value Europe Calls on the Spanish Presidency to Finalise the Fit-for-55 Package and Promoting Carbon Circularity

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JOINT INDUSTRIAL LETTER on the Urgent Need for an RFNBO Certification Framework

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JOINT INDUSTRIAL LETTER on Delegated Act GHG Methodology RFNBO / RCF

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Newsletter - June 2023

Dear members and followers, In our June edition, you will witness our participation in many past and upcoming conferences to exchange with industrial actors and authorities and to increase understanding of the contribution of CCU in reaching the EU's climate and circularity goals. On the policy front, we are slowly coming to an end of an unprecedented policy-making period with many instruments being officially adopted (e.g. REDII Delegated Acts, ETS, CBAM) and others being almost there (e.g. REDIII, ReFuel EU, FuelEU Maritime, NZIA). We raise your attention to the launch of the public consultation on the Industrial Carbon Management Strategy that will detail the role that CCU and CCS can play in the EU. The consultation is closing on the 31st of August 2023 and we strongly invite CCU followers to respond and highlight the important contributions of CCU. CO2 Value Europe will also include quantitative elements of the Roadmap exercise that we have been undertaking with our members. On internal affairs, we welcome Pablo Ortiz from Tecnalia and Frederik Verhelst from Lhoist as newly appointed members of the Board of Directors. Our Scientific Advisory Committee is also welcoming Prof. Ruben Snellings from KU Leuven as its newest member. Congratulations to the Committee for important publications in the area of CCU as you will see below.  A final welcome to the CO2 Value Europe family to our newest members. Enjoy the reading and your summer break and please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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SUBMISSION on EU Consultation on the Net Zero Industry Act

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SUBMISSION on EU Consultation on the EU 2040 Climate Targets

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JOINT STATEMENT Carbon Removal Actors Calling for a Clear Distinction between Emissions Reductions and Carbon Dioxide Removal

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SUBMISSION on EU Consultation on the New Product Priorities for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

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SUBMISSION on EU Consultation on the European Environmental Taxonomy

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Newsletter - April 2023

Dear members and followers, Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter. A policy-packed newsletter, and rightfully so, as many Fit-for-55 policy files have reached agreement among EU institutions; often with somewhat less ambitious targets than initially foreseen but still giving clear signals for the deployment of CCU technologies. We are also asking that the newly proposed Net Zero Industry Act fully recognises CCU as a strategic technology. Besides policy news, we are highlighting a number of very interesting industrial collaborations, the developments of the Innovation Fund with the publication of the 3rd small-scale call and the details of the pilot auction for green hydrogen production, as well as a series of very interesting upcoming events; not to forget the CO₂ Value Days, our members’ annual event taking place in October in Barcelona. As always, welcome to the CO₂ Value Europe family to our newest members and, for this edition, a special welcome to Pietro Guarato, our new Technical Officer, who will be strengthening the technical intelligence and analytic capacity of the Secretariat. Enjoy the reading and don’t hesitate to contact us.

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PRESS RELEASE “Best CO2 Utilisation 2023” Innovation Award – Three winning CCU solutions open the road to transition away from fossil resources

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JOINT LETTER Calling for Ambitious Sub-quotas in the ReFuelEU Aviation

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JOINT LETTER Calling for the Recognition of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) as Strategic Net Zero Technologies in the EU Net Zero Industry Act

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SUBMISSION on EU consultation on the review of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR)

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STATEMENT CO2 Value Europe Position on Net Zero Industry Act: an Important Initiative, but a Missed Opportunity to Define CCU Projects as 'Strategic'

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SUBMISSION on EU consultation on the carbon removal proposal

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JOINT STATEMENT Draft Delegated Act on Greenhouse Gas Savings from RFNBOs & Recycled Carbon Fuels

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PRESS RELEASE From Emission-made Shoes to Jet Fuels – Smart Innovations Make CO2 the Feedstock of the Future

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Newsletter - February 2023

Welcome to our first 2023 newsletter! The long wait for the REDII delegated acts has come to an end, leaving the industrial community with a bitter feeling. On the one hand, they are finally there, on the other they do set unnecessary limitations on the scope of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) fuels. In this edition, a particular thank you goes to our Scientific Advisory Committee for their contributions to our two most recent peer-reviewed scientific articles that provide more insight into the merits of and misconceptions about CCU. Take also a look at our participation in important international forums like the World Economic Forum in Davos and the Bio360 Expo 2023 in Nantes. And of course, welcome to the CCU family to our newest members! Enjoy the reading and do not hesitate to reach out.

Policy

STATEMENT CO2 Value Europe Calls on the Swedish Presidency to Fast-track Defossilisation Efforts

Reports & Scientific Publications

Carbon Capture and Utilisation: More Than Hiding CO2 for Some Time, full article in Joule (2023)

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PRESS RELEASE Carbon Capture and Utilisation: More Than Hiding CO2 for Some Time

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PRESS RELEASE Rewriting the Story of CO2 – Call for Innovations “Best CO2 Utilisation 2023”

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ARTICLE in Énergies, Environnement, Infrastructures by Tudy Bernier

Construire une Europe circulaire et neutre en carbone : la place du recyclage du carbone dans les politiques publiques européennes (FR)

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PRESS RELEASE New Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) on Solar Fuels and Chemicals

Reports & Scientific Publications

GHGT-16 (16th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies) Article

Climate Change Mitigation: The contribution of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)

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Newsletter – November 2022

The November edition brings good news in the area of funding support as the Innovation Fund has published its third large-scale call with a funding budget of €3 billion and we hope to see more CCU projects being awarded soon. On the policy front, is as busy as always with all stakeholders waiting for the announcement of the Carbon Removal Certification Mechanism and the Delegated Acts under REDII... almost as impatiently as Christmas. You are also invited to take a look at our annual event, our CO2 Value Days, and our involvement at further scientific (GHGT16, IPCC & CCU) and policy events (CCUS Forum, MEP Liese press conference) in Europe. Our family of EU projects has a new member with CCUS ZEN, a project aiming at developing CCU/CCS clusters in the Baltic and Mediterranean regions. Finally, we are happy to welcome new members since our September edition as you will see in the member’s corner.

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PRESS RELEASE Yeast instead of crude oil: on the way to renewable plastics

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PRESS RELEASE Converting carbon dioxide into useful chemicals thanks to biotechnology

Videos

IPCC report: The role of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) to mitigate climate change-- 26 April 2022

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JOINT LETTER of the EU industry: European Energy Taxation should reflect the climate impact of energy carriers

Meeting Materials

6th CO2 Value Days 6-7 October – Brussels

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Newsletter – September 2022

The September edition brings good news in the area of funding support with the first large-scale CCU projects being granted by the Innovation Fund and two major IPCEI projects in Hydrogen Technologies being launched by the European Commission. On the policy front, discussions are ongoing on the Fit-for-55 package and the CCUS Forum has picked up the pace of its operations over the last two months preparing for its plenary meeting at the end of October in Oslo. We are also happy to welcome new members since our June edition as you will see in the member’s corner.

Meeting Materials

IPCC REPORT: The role of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) to mitigate climate change-- 26 April 2022 -- Hybrid event

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JOINT STATEMENT of the EU industry: Pragmatic regulatory framework necessary for hydrogen market

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Newsletter - June 2022

Dear CO2 Value Europe members and CCU followers, The June edition of our newsletter brings you news on new industrial collaborations showcasing the scale-up and deployment of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies. It also provides an overview of important policy developments for example the long-awaited Delegated Acts from the current Renewable Energy Directive and their impact on CCU projects. Also a series of new funding opportunities for CCU projects at different Technology Readiness Level for the coming months.

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SUBMISSION on EU consultation around Sustainable Products Initiative

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SUBMISSION on EU consultation around calculating emissions savings for renewable fuels productions

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SUBMISSION on EU consultation around renewable energy additionality

Reports & Scientific Publications

CO2 Reduction Potential of the Chemical Industry through CCU

Videos

Workshop on “Funding Opportunities for the Development of CCU” – 18th of May 2022

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POSITION PAPER on CCU in EU Policy Landscape

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SUBMISSION on the call for evidence for an impact assessment on the certification of carbon removals

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PRESS RELEASE Best CO2 Utilisation 2021 - The three winners of the innovation award are turning ‎CO2 into methanol, cleaners, plastic packaging or surfactants

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Newsletter - April 2022

Dear CO2 Value Europe members and CCU followers, Our second newsletter for the year includes new industrial collaborations and exciting CCU project announcements. Policy developments keep being at the forefront with the publication of the Sustainable Products package and the consultation for Carbon Removals, as well as the continuous discussions for the Fit-for-55 package.

Policy

SUBMISSION on European Commission’s initiative on EU solar energy strategy

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SUBMISSION on European Commission’s initiative on Renewable energy projects, permit-granting processes & power purchase agreements

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PRESS RELEASE Soap, proteins and highly complex molecules from CO2-these are the winners of the “Best CO2 Utilisation 2022”

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POSITION PAPER on CCU in EU Policy Landscape

Newsletters

Newsletter - February 2022

Dear CO2 Value Europe members and CCU followers, Welcome to the first edition of CO2 Value Europe’s revamped newsletter for 2022. We will be reaching out to you more frequently this year, with bi-monthly newsletters, as the developments in the CCU sphere are continuous and important.

Meeting Materials

CVE, CO2 Value Australia and Global CO2 Initiative webinar on CCU, the scientific basis Nov ‎‎2021‎

Policy

JOINT LETTER on REDII Delegated Act

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FACT SHEET Fit for 55 Package where and how Carbon Capture and Utilisation will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in Europe

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Newsletter - July 2021

The Word of the Secretariat Dear Members, Dear CCU enthusiasts, We hope you are all in good health. Before the summer break, we are very happy to share with you the latest news on CVE’s activities over the last months.

Policy

OPEN LETTER on the Future of the Vehicle

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PRESS RELEASE A change of tune for the chemical industry-VIVALDI turns CO2 emissions into sustainable bio products

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PRESS RELEASE Converting CO2 emissions from bio-based industries into sustainable chemicals to mitigate climate change

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PRESS RELEASE New EU project funded to develop cost-effective sustainable aviation fuel using CO2 emissions and renewable energy

Meeting Materials

CVE Workshop on The Future of Carbon Capture & Utilisation Feb 2021‎

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Newsletter - February 2021

The Word of our Secretary General Dear Members and Partners, We hope this start of 2021 finds you well and healthy. From our side, we are pleased to start this year with several good news. CVE has been granted 4 new EU-funded projects starting between late 2020 and mid 2021.

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Valorising emissions from steel-making into sustainable products

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Newsletter - December 2020

Dear Members and Partners, Times keep being challenging in the health front, but we now start seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. At the same time, industrial activity is back on track and the European Commission is stepping up our climate goals for a 55% emission reduction by 2030 and climate neutrality by 2050.

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MANIFESTO - Policy recommendations 2020-2024

Videos

Innovation Fund debrief workshop 20 Mar 2020

Videos

Recording Webinar on the inclusion of CCU technologies in IPCEI

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PRESS RELEASE Big success for the CO2 Value Workshop on CCU Innovation Fund and other EU Funding Opportunities

Meeting Materials

Presentations from the CCU Innovation Fund and H2020 funding workshop Sep 2019 2

Meeting Materials

Presentations from the CCU Innovation Fund and H2020 funding workshop Sep 2019

Communication Materials

Communicating the Value of CO₂

Communication Materials

LCA Assessment Guidelines