Authors: Hendrik Ploom, Veeli Oeselg
In the framework of the CCS4CEE project, the Estonian national CCS roadmap has been prepared. During the development of this roadmap, individual consultations with the key stakeholders were held, and a joint workshop to review the final draft of the CCS roadmap was organized.
- Firstly, the role of CCS in decarbonization pathways is described to set out the overall context of this topic;
- The second chapter outlines the main opportunities and barriers to the deployment of CCS/CCU in Estonia based on the findings from the national report. It also describes the recent developments in the field of CCS/CCU in Estonia;
- In the third chapter, the developed roadmap is described. It provides an overview of various actions with the aim of creating an enabling environment to deploy CCS projects. Proposed actions are grouped into the four main categories;
- Finally, the next and immediate steps are highlighted for the further advancement of CCS in Estonia.
To further develop the topic in Estonia, launching a knowledge platform consisting of interested stakeholders is important. At the same time, it is proposed that industrial CO2 storage could be permitted by law. Finally, the stakeholders within the created network should explore cross-border collaboration opportunities between the Baltic States and Nordic countries. Within the developed network, best practices, experiences, and knowledge could be shared between the stakeholders, allowing the roadmap and action plan to be adjusted.
The full roadmap can be found here: CCS Roadmap_Estonia