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This is a new newsletter about the ACT ELEGANCY project – aiming to help enabling a low-carbon economy via hydrogen and CCS.

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My colleagues and I are pleased to announce the first ELEGANCY Conference in Brussels, 8 November 2018. Please hold the date.


This conference will be an opportunity to learn about the ELEGANCY project and the results from its first year of operation, and to hear perspectives of relevant external stakeholders.
ELEGANCY conference
ELEGANCY is an ACT research project that aims to develop a commercial model for industrial CCS and hydrogen production and distribution. The findings and tools developed will be applied to five national case studies outlined above.
Accelerating CCS Technologies

Preliminary aganda

09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome
10:10 – 12:00 Invited talks
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Invited talks
14:00 – 16:30 ELEGANCY presentations
19:30 Dinner
Updated information about the conference can be found at this page. Link and deadline for registration will be published on the same page at a later stage.

ELEGANCY – progress meeting in Petten

ELEGANCY project members gathered in Petten, the Netherlands. Photo: An Hilmo.
On 2 and 3 May, 55 participants from seven Europen countries met to discuss the progress in the ELEGANCY project at Petten in the Netherlands. … Read more

Mont Terri Experiment: Studying Caprock and Fault Sealing Integrity

Schematic of the coupling of fracture growth with mechanical, chemical, and thermal processes; these mechanisms compose a feedback relationship displaying dependencies of one process on another (courtesy of Prof. M. Violay).
Is CO2 safely sealed underground, in case of faulting in the caprock?
Guest authors: Alba Zappone, Michèle Marti, ETH Zurich.

Storing CO2 underground and thereby reducing emissions above ground is an interesting option. A compelling requirement for its success is to avoid …Read more

Part 1: Presenting ELEGANCY at the ZEP Network Technology meeting in Brussels

Part 1: Presenting ELEGANCY at the ZEP Network Technology meeting in Brussels
“Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy via Hydrogen and CCS" (ELEGANCY) is a three year project looking to fast-track the decarbonization of Europe’s energy system. Now ZEP, the European Commission's advisor on CCS, is interested … Read more

Part 2: Presenting ELEGANCY at the ZEP Network Technology meeting in Brussels

Gunhild A. Reigstad is presenting the ELEGANCY ACT project for the ZEP Network Technology (NWT) at the EU Commission in Rue du Champ de Mars 21, Brussels. In the picture Owain Tucker, Shell, Nikki Brain and Harriet Howe from the ZEP Secretariat, Filip Neele from TNO (NWT co-chair) and Arthur Heberle, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (NWT co-chair) pay attention.
ACT; A European initiative to accelerate CCS technologies ELEGANCY is funded by ACT, an ERA-NET Co-fund project of Horizon2020. ACT has ten partners from nine countries, and is led by the Research Council of Norway. … Read more

ELEGANCY – accelerating CCS deployment by combining CCS and hydrogen

SINTEF's Executive Vice President for Sustainability, Nils A. Røkke, explained the mutual benefits of hydrogen as a CO2-free energy carrier combined with CCS.
The new project ELEGANCY – Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy via Hydrogen and CCS was kicked off 19—20 October in Brussels. … Read more
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