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CCU and CCS in Europe - Summer Reception


Welcome to an informal end-of-day reception, as a side-event under the EU Sustainable Energy Week! During the reception, we will have some reflections on the latest developments in Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage in Europe.


  • Rolf Einar Fife, Ambassador of Norway to the EU
  • Antonio Lopez-Nicolas Baza, DG Energy, Deputy Head of Unit, Renewables and CCS Policy
  • Bjørn Haugstad, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Director General, Department of Climate, Industry and Technology
  • Siri Eritsland, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, Department of Climate, Industry and Technology


Registration opens at 18:00 and a welcome speech begins at 18:30.

To participate, please register here!


Background: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is entering a new era with new European projects maturing. The Norwegian project on capturing, shipping and storing the CO2 of a waste incinerator and a cement plant deep under the North Sea is one of the CCS-projects currently under development in Europe. The Commission Communication on long-term emission reductions, “A Clean Planet for All”, refers to the Norwegian project (p. 189 of the in-depth-analysis), and presents CCS as one of seven strategic building blocks. The IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C reaffirms that CCS needs to be deployed at a large scale globally in most scenarios.

Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussel