The GATEWAY team have chosen the pilot case for a European CO2 infrastructure, and invites stakeholders to an alignment meeting in Brussels next week.
GATEWAY aims to develop a pilot case for cross-border transport infrastructure connecting major European CO2 sources and sinks. Much has happened since the GATEWAY kick-off in November 2015; numerous meetings and working hours have been used to evaluate our different pilot case alternatives in the light of surrounding trends and developments.
And – GATEWAY continues playing an important role in getting CCS off the ground in Europe.
GATEWAY pilot case: Rotterdam Nucleus
We are at a critical and exciting stage. Tuesday 13th September is the day when the GATEWAY partners will return to Brussels to meet with central CCS stakeholders. The objective of the meeting is to present the chosen pilot case, Rotterdam Nucleus, and to get feedback from private and public stakeholders.
We want to ensure that we stay relevant to the world around us. In this regard, the sharing of ideas and perceptions is extremely important.
Many actors involved
GATEWAY will build a business case and lay the foundations for a Project of Common Interest (PCI) funded through the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility-mechanism. Many questions relating e.g. to ownership, customers, maintenance, managing and revenues, remain unanswered at this point. However, we can be sure that many actors will be involved in building the CO2 infrastructure, and in different ways. We also know that a realistic pilot case is both technically, financially, legally and socially bulletproof. Having a common understanding can only make the implementation of CCS as good as possible.
GATEWAY partners look forward to the alignment meeting the upcoming Tuesday.
If you have an interest in CCS in Europe, sign up and join us for presentations and (hopefully) fruitful discussions!
- Want to know more about the project development and Rotterdam Nucleus?
Check out the GATEWAY Prezi presentation.