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CCUS ZEN - Zero Emisson Network

The CCUS ZEN mission is to contribute to the accelerated deployment of CCUS throughout Europe by enabling mutual, continuous learning between different stakeholder types and between European regions, drawing on learnings from ongoing and past projects, creating a shared understanding of mission-critical implementation elements that need to work together like clockwork, and building a coherent ecosystem of CCUS actors in Europe that are capable of credibly delivering the requisite contribution to European climate policy.

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CCUS ZEN (Zero Emission Network) is an EU project which aims to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions from industrial clusters and hubs in Europe by building networks and sharing knowledge and experience about CCUS. SINTEF, with its experience within CCS, is the coordinator for both the project and the network, which today consists of 14 partners and over 40 network partners from 16 countries in Europe.

The overarching goal of CCUS ZEN is the accelerated deployment of CCUS throughout Europe, which will be achieved by:

  • Sharing knowledge and disseminating information important for stakeholders to make informed decisions on CCUS
  • Developing specific and actionable plans for the development of CCUS value chains

As CCUS developments around the North Sea (NS) region are relatively mature, CCUS ZEN will leverage these developments as best practice for the development of new CCUS value chains in the currently underdeveloped Baltic Sea (BS) and the Mediterranean Sea (MS) Regions. While CCUS value chains, i.e., the entire pathway from CO2 capture to transport to its eventual storage or utilization, can today be realized, the industry is still in its infancy and many issues must be addressed to achieve the rapid deployment required.

Picture from the projects kick-off at the offices of Technip Energies

The partners in the network have broad expertise and knowledge across the CCUS value chain and various parts of CCUS infrastructure, such as ports, transport, ships, the pipeline industry, energy and CO2 storage.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101075693.

For more information about the project CCUS ZEN, see the homepage

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Project duration

01/09/2022 - 01/03/2025

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