This year’s regional conference was held in Vilnius on November 24, within Vilnius Greentech Forum, the annual energy forum for business, political and societal leaders.
Having in mind the urgent need for a large-scale industrial decarbonisation, the forum had a special session dedicated to potential of carbon capture and storage. It aimed to present the European Union’s policy in this area.
After an introduction by Ervinas Škikūnas (CIVITTA), Michał Wendołowski (Bellona Europa) talked about the general principles and history of CCS, as well as perspectives and issues in this field. Then, Ervinas Škikūnas presented the results and conclusions so far in the CCS4CEE project in the CEE region and the Baltic states. His speech was followed by a presentation by Kamil Laskowski (WiseEuropa), who focused on the situation and perspectives of CCS development in Poland. Finally, the special guest, Mayur Pal (the Kaunas University of Technology), presented their view on this topic, including an overview of the patent landscape in this topic.The discussion on the potential and future of the CCS in the Baltics was the last part of the session and was moderated by Ervinas Škikūnas. The panel discussion included Michał Wendołowski, Kamil Laskowski, Mayur Pal and Thomas Haselton (representative of Minijos Nafta).