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This afternoon, our Policy Director Tudy Bernier participated in a panel discussion on EU Policies & CCU Deployment at the 3rd Global Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage 2024 Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The panel was moderated by Victor Bernabeu, Policy Director at Eurogas, with the other panel participant being Lucie Boost, Head of European Affairs at Air Products.

The discussion highlighted the unprecedented progress taking place at the EU level in recognising Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) as an important aspect in decreasing emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, including legislations such as the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII), ReFuelEU Aviation, FuelEU Maritime, and the announcement of future CO₂ infrastructure EU legislation in the coming years. Despite this progress, current regulations should go further to fully embrace the potential of CCU. The debate of the panel focused on incoming initiatives in the EU, particularly the Industrial Carbon Management Communication that is due to be released in February 2024.

Overall, the CCU community supports strengthening climate ambitions at the EU level, but regulations must match those targets to build a consistent framework to incentivise CCU.

CO₂ Value Europe is a media partner at the 3rd Global Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage 2024. The event provides an opportunity for collaboration and knowledge sharing in the industry as well as supporting a unified and practical strategy for developing and implementing CCU techniques in the energy sector. Furthermore, it welcomes key market players to join the discussion and peer-to-peer networking with an exclusive group of experts to share their thoughts on the current CCU status and its development potential in the near future.

Find out more about the event here.